- Rob Demovsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This is the third in a series looking at the Green Bay Packers' offseason roster by position as they head into organized team activity (OTAs) practices next week.
Next up: Receivers.
Who's gone: Jarrett Boykin.
Roster spots likely available: Five or six.
Competition: This could be the most intense battle for the final roster spot or two of any position group. Behind Nelson, Cobb, Adams and Montgomery, there are at least a half-dozen viable candidates. There's Abbrederis and Janis, drafted in the fifth and seventh rounds, respectively, last year. Abbrederis is coming off an ACL tear last August. The speedy Janis made the roster but was active for just three games. White has bounced between the practice squad and the roster. It's also a strong class of undrafted rookies, led by Coxson (who started his career at Florida and played at Maryland before ending up at Stony Brook).
Notable: Janis quickly became a fan favorite after he caught two touchdown passes in the preseason, but they were his only two catches last summer and it proved to be a big jump to the NFL from Division II college football. "I think Jeff is going to take a big step," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said this offseason. "He's got a big catching radius, and he needs to utilize it. Obviously, I think we all saw his vertical speed. He's an Olympian in the weight room. He's got a lot of raw skill, and I look for him to make that jump."
The Packers' wide receiving corps could see the most intense battle for the final roster spot or two of any position group.