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Humbled Colt Lyerla eager to move on

For months, the name Colt Lyerla has been synonymous with a government conspiracy, a cocaine arrest, trouble. This was a welcome change of pace. At Thursday's OTA practice, the Green Bay Packers rookie tight end made a high, outstretched catch and was showered with loud cheers at Ray Nitschke Field. "I was kind of surprised," Lyerla said. "I'm pretty far...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Take Calculated Risk on Lyerla

We’ve been down this road before. A football player gets himself into trouble. The player is then thrown to the wolves in the public spotlight. Finally, an NFL team sees potential and gives the troubled player a chance to redeem himself. This type of no-lose signing is becoming a popular trend among NFL franchises battling to remain on top of the competitive football world.Early...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Sign Colt Lyerla

In an unconventional move, the Green Bay Packers have signed undrafted rookie tight end Colt Lyerla to a contract. The talented but troubled Oregon native left the Oregon Ducks during his junior year after a myriad off-field issues, including, but probably not limited to, guns, cocaine, and questionable use of social media. Lyerla drew the […] The post Green Bay Packers Sign Colt...
Via WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay and the Packers the Best Case Scenario for Troubled Lyerla

One of the go-to insults for jealous fans of other teams is to make fun of Green Bay itself.  Ryan Longwell made an infamous comment about Applebee’s restaurant being “as fancy as it got” in the home of the Packers.  I remember Vikings fans telling me that Greg Jennings wanted to continue to live in the upper Midwest, he just wanted to move out of the sh*thole that is Titletown...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers sign troubled TE Colt Lyerla

Though Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was invited to the NFL combine and performed well there, he went undrafted earlier this month. Most likely, that's because his résumé was littered with red flags, particularly with a guilty plea of cocaine possession. But after trying out with the Packers during their rookie minicamp this past weekend, the team signed Lyerla on Monday. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers sign three of 27 tryout players, including one very intriguing TE

As promised by Ted Thompson in his press conference on Saturday the Packers made decisions on 27 tryout players Monday, signing three to the team roster. The group is headlined but Ex-Oregon Duck star TE Colt Lyerla. Lyerla has a well documented past that includes drug use, suspension and arrest. He also has all the intangibles to become a premier tight end in the NFL. He was a top...
Via cover32 - Packers
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Colt Lyerla Worth The Risk

Ted Thompson would not be characterized as a risk taking general managers by most who follow the Green Bay Packers, but he has shown a willingness to give second chances. Yesterday, Thompson signed former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla to a contract after a two day tryout. Lyerla was considered to be one of the most talented tight ends in this year’s draft class, but went undrafted...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers sign former Oregon star Colt Lyerla

The Green Bay Packers announced on Monday that they signed troubled former Oregon star tight end Colt Lyerla as well as some other players. The Green Bay Packers have signed S Charles Clay, TE Colt Lyerla, DE Luther Robinson and DE Khyri Thornton and released TE Raymond Webber. The transactions were announced Monday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers sign troubled former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla

Colt Lyerla just proved the professional sports adage we’ve all known: if you have talent, there will always be a team willing to give you a shot. And that’s what’s happening in this case. Lyerla is a former 5-star recruit who left Oregon’s program in October because of a number of behavioral issues, including constantly […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign TE Colt Lyerla

The Packers signed troubled tight end Colt Lyerla following last week’s rookie mini camp. The Green Bay Packers continue to raise eyebrows as they signed troubled and undrafted tight end Colt Lyerla to a contract, following last week’s rookie mini camp.  The news broke on Monday and Packer Report’s Bill Huber was one of the first to announce the signing. Lyerla was on almost...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Packers have signed TE Colt Lyerla

This should not be a surprise but the Green Bay Packers have signed TE Colt Lyerla after his workout last weekend. The signing can be a huge steal for the Packers if the former Oregon player can clean up his act. No scout questions his talents. However, his off-field issues ruined every chance to get drafted this year. The 6’4 ft. and 247 lb. Lyerla left Oregon in October 2013...
Via TopSportsReport
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Sign Colt Lyerla

If it wasn’t for off-field issues, and plenty of them to go around, former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla likely would have been a top-20 pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He was among the most talented pass catchers in the nation when on the field for the Ducks for parts of three seasons.  Packers signed former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 19, 2014 After...
Via Sportsnaut
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign Former Oregon Star TE Colt Lyerla

The Packers may have come away with the steal of the entire draft process if this guy can stay out of trouble.  Adam Schefter is reporting that the Packers have signed former Oregon stud tight end Colt Lyerla to a contract. Packers signed former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 19, 2014 How good a signing could this be.  According to Matt Miller of...
Via Thacover2
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign TE Colt Lyerla

The Packers may have come away with the steal of the entire draft process if this guy can stay out of trouble.  Adam Schefter is reporting that the Packers have signed former Oregon stud tight end Colt Lyerla to a contract. Packers signed former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 19, 2014 How good a signing could this be.  According to Matt Miller of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Sign TE Colt Lyerla

  The Green Bay Packers officially signed Oregon TE Colt Lyerla, according to the NFL transactions release. Recent reports mentioned that the Packers were “leaning” towards signing Lyerla to a contract at the end of rookie orientation camp. “We did a lot of work on Colt,” GM Ted Thompson said Saturday. “He’s a very talented athlete. We interviewed him at the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlights of un-drafted TE Colt Lyerla should get Green Bay Packers fans very excited

The Green Bay Packers began rookie workouts a few days ago giving their draft picks, un-drafted free agents, and tryout players a chance to prove their worth on the football field. One player under a microscope during rookie training will be former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla. Lyerla was arguably the most talented tight end in the draft this year and has the physical intangibles...
Via cover32 - Packers
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers GM Ted Thompson: Colt Lyerla was worth bringing in to get a look at

It really was no surprise last weekend that no one decided to take a chance on former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla in the NFL Draft. Given all of his off-field troubles which resulted in his dismissal from the Ducks last season, plus the issues he had after his departure, Lyerla’s character issues far outweighed what he could do on the field. Still though, while not being worthy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers “Leaning” Towards Signing Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla

  On Friday, the Green Bay Packers surprisingly brought in former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla for a tryout after he went undrafted and wasn’t signed to a contract as a free agent. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, it appears as though the Packers are “leaning” towards signing Lyerla to a contract at the end of rookie orientation camp. Packers GM Ted Thompson is expected to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Colt Lyerla: Talented, Troubled Tight End to Tryout for Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have agreed to bring in troubled Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla for a tryout with a chance to earn a spot on their 90-man roster, NBC Sports’ Darin Gantt reports. Lyerla, one of the most talented tight end’s in college football was kicked off the Ducks early last season due to an off-the-field drug arrest. Because of that issue, Lyerla, who has second-round...
Via The Packers Guru
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers giving Colt Lyerla a tryout this weekend

One of the more talented players eligible for the NFL Draft wasn’t even drafted. But for the weekend at least, the Packers are willing to give tight end Colt Lyerla a chance. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com tweeted out a picture of the Packers rookie minicamp roster, which listed Lyerla among the tryout players. Lyerla had a load of off-field issues at Oregon, and a drug arrest shortly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

Colt Lyerla – Respect Your Elders

As a youngster and throughout life, I’ve heard an infinite amount of people preach and echo that sentiment.  You can’t put a price on wisdom, and wisdom is attained primarily via experience … something elders can’t help but have.  Colt Lyerla could use a little wisdom right now, and had he listened to his elders he might be worrying more about how he’d be investing his...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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