Packers’ Jeff Janis has hand fracture, roster spot in jeopardy

Packers’ Jeff Janis has hand fracture, roster spot in jeopardy

Things look to be getting worse for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis, who’s reportedly on the roster bubble after a not-so-stellar training camp.

The 25-year-old did not play in Friday’s preseason debut against Cleveland, and it is now being reported that he has a fracture in his right hand, according to ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky.

Janis, who says the hand “got a little jammed up” in practice, could be out for a long time, per Demovsky. That certainly doesn’t bode well for his roster chances.

‘ Following Wednesday’s practice, Janis came into the locker room with a large ice pack wrapped around his right hand. He said his hand “got a little jammed up” during one of the ball-security drills. When asked at the time how it would impact his ability to show he’s worthy of a spot in the rotation, Janis said: “It doesn’t help.”

This was supposed to be a critical preseason for Janis, who emerged last season with a seven-catch, 145-yard, two-touchdown performance in the Packers’ playoff loss at Arizona. With Jordy Nelson (knee) still on the physically unable to perform list, Janis was afforded extra reps with quarterback Aaron Rodgersand the No. 1 offense. ‘