Report: Cleveland Browns sign former Packers’ wide receiver Jeff Janis

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Wide receiver Jeff Janis #83 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after making an eight-yard touchdown catch alongside teammate wide receiver Jared Abbrederis #84 in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY — The Cleveland Browns announced Friday, March 30 that they have signed former Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver Jeff Janis.

According to the Green Bay Packers, Janis signed a free-agent contract.

Janis is 6-3, 219 pounds and is entering his fifth NFL season out of Saginaw Valley State. Originally a seventh-round pick by Green Bay in 2014, Janis has appeared in 51 games and totaled 17 receptions for 200 yards and one touchdown. He has added 22 career special-teams tackles and returned 23 kickoffs for 568 yards (24.7 average). Janis has appeared in all 16 games each of the past three seasons. He finished his collegiate career as SVSU’s all-time leader in receptions (241), receiving yards (4,274) and receiving touchdowns (46). Janis is a native of Tawas City, Mich.