Browns Preview Capsule
CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-16)
New faces: GM John Dorsey, QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Jarvis Landry, RB Carlos Hyde, LB Mychal Kendricks, DB Damarious Randall, QB Baker Mayfield, CB Denzel Ward, LT Austin Corbett, RT Chris Hubbard, WR Antonio Callaway, TE Darren Fells, DB E.J. Gaines, WR Jeff Janis, DB Terrance Mitchell, DL Chris Smith, QB Drew Stanton, CB T.J. Carrie.
Key losses: LT Joe Thomas, RB Isaiah Crowell, QB DeShone Kizer, NT Danny Shelton, CB Jason McCourty, CB Jamar Taylor, WR Ricardo Louis.
Vital on special teams but forgotten on offense, Jeff Janis must contemplate free-agent options
GREEN BAY — All season long, Jeff Janis bit his tongue and recited in his mind the same mantra.
Whatever I can do to help the team, he told himself.
And so, even as he continued to be a vital, core player on the Green Bay Packers’ special-teams units but persona non grata on offense, the fourth-year wide receiver never bellyached or complained as others passed him on the depth chart.
Green Bay Packers free agency capsule
GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Morgan Burnett; LB Ahmad Brooks; CBs Davon House and Demetri Goodson; G Jahri Evans; LS Brett Goode; DL Quinton Dial; TE Richard Rodgers; OL Ulrick John; WR Jeff Janis.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Joe Thomas; P Jake Schum.
Tom Oates: Packers receive overall grade of ‘B+’ for last-minute win over Cowboys
Green Bay scored on five of its seven possessions. Quick and instinctive, Aaron Jones gave Green Bay its first 100-yard rusher this season. Aaron Rodgers is the master of the 2-minute drill. And to think, some said he wasn't clutch. Davante Adams' winning touchdown capped a remarkable comeback from a concussion.
Packers: Jeff Janis enjoying another strong preseason, but role may limited to special teams in regular season
GREEN BAY — Jeff Janis knows he’s entering his fourth NFL season. He just can’t quite believe it.
“I’m pretty much a veteran in the league now,” the Green Bay Packers wide receiver said this week. “It’s pretty weird to say.”