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Packers give former Oregon star TE Colt Lyerla a try out

The Green Bay Packers gave former Oregon star tight end Colt Lyerla a try out on Friday during their rookie minicamp. Dismissed from the Oregon football team and later charged with possession of cocaine, Lyerla has been trying to get NFL teams to believe he deserves a chance to play professional football. He’s getting that chance in Green Bay, taking part in the rookie orientation...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Troubled Lyerla gets tryout with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Colt Lyerla's resume entering the NFL Draft included an arrest for cocaine possession, jail time, highly questionable social media posts and a junior season that ended within the first month when he mutually parted with the University of Oregon after first being suspended. Lyerla can now add "member of the Green Bay Packers" to that otherwise regrettable...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers offer Colt Lyerla a tryout

Packers beat reporter Rob Demovsky just tweeted a pic of the Packers rookie orientation with one surprising name.  One of the more interesting topics that hasn’t seen much news coverage is where former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla ended up and now we have an answer; namely Lyeria likely didn’t get single offer as a undrafted rookie free agent and now must fight for a spot as...
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla Trying Out For Packers

  Rob Demovsky of ESPN posted the Packers rookie orientation roster on Friday and, interestingly enough, it included former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla. No one took a chance on Lyerla during the draft, but it seemed like there was a decent enough chance that a team could sign him as an undrafted free agent, despite the numerous off-the-field concerns. However, that never happened and...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: The future of Colt Lyerla

Oregon Football: The future of Colt Lyerla What matters more, talent or personality? With the NFL draft drawing ever closer this question will be on the minds of team executives when considering whom to select. Former Oregon Duck tight end Colt Lyerla, has one of the most troubled and question mark filled backgrounds entering this years NFL draft. This is not new for the Oregon football...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Oregon TE Lyerla arrested

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has been arrested on drug-related charges in Lane County. Lyerla, who left the No. 2 Ducks earlier this month and plans to enter the NFL draft in April, was held in the Lane County Jail following his arrest on Wednesday. The sheriff's office says in a statement that Lyerla was observed by a drug investigation unit snorting a white powdery...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla arrested for cocaine possession

Per Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller and the Lane County Sheriff’s department former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was arrested and taken into custody Wednesday night. The report confirms that the former Duck was arrested for possession and interfering, he was charged with unlawful possession of cocaine and interfering with a police officer. INET detectives were working an unrelated...
Via Overtime
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Colt Lyerla reportedly was constantly late, missed team activities

Many were surprised when it was announced on Sunday night that tight end Colt Lyerla was leaving the Oregon Ducks football program. Lyerla had problems throughout his college football career, but a lot of people probably figured the two sides would work things out. Instead, Lyerla has left the team, dropped out of school and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lyerla's departure a 24-hour story in a 365-day race for excellence

Colt Lyerla quit yesterday.  He was suspended from Saturday's game for a violation of team rules, had a meeting with the coach Sunday, announced he that he loved Oregon and was leaving on good terms. He's not transferring, but rather dropping out of school to prepare for the NFL Combine and a shot at pro football. The decision leaves a big question mark on his resume with...
Via The Duck Stops Here
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Colt Freaking Lyerla and the pursuit of massive awesomeness

Whenever rabid Duck fan Josh Rawls gets the new NCAA football video game, he inserts a player into the Oregon roster he calls Salty Cracker. Cracker is a tailback/linebacker/tight end  who is 6-9, 285, runs a 4.25 40, an instant beast mode stud who rates 99 in everything, makes opposing coaches scream in agony and cheerleaders weak with desire. Colt Lyerla isn't quite that...
Via The Duck Stops Here
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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