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Packers set Colt Lyerla free

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One of the most-hyped undrafted free agents of 2014 will be a free agent again.  Eventually.

According to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Packers have reached an injury settlement with tight end Colt Lyerla.  Under the terms of the deal, the rookie will be paid by the Packers through Week Eight.  At that point, he’ll be free to sign with any team.

By rule, he can return to the Packers after Week 14.

A knee injury derailed what could have been an intriguing rookie season, especially since the Packers have a real need at the tight end position.  Lyerla’s off-field challenges have been nearly as chronicled as his on-field talents, which could make it even more important for Lyerla to have a strong support system in place as he recovers from the knee injury and attempts to land a job with the Packers or another team.

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21 Responses to “Packers set Colt Lyerla free”
  1. brohamsandwich830 says: Aug 26, 2014 5:27 PM

    I really hope the seahawks give this kid a look we really could use more tight end depth, and if he can continue to stay out of trouble and improve as a pass catcher he could be a really good edition to our offense.

  2. bridgeh2o says: Aug 26, 2014 5:27 PM

    Another TT failure.

    TT can’t hold Slick Rick Spielman’s jock.

    SKOL!!!!!!

  3. overweightman says: Aug 26, 2014 5:28 PM

    #AboveReproach

  4. sportswright says: Aug 26, 2014 5:29 PM

    Practice Squad stash unless he is scooped up by another TE needy team.

  5. ariani1985 says: Aug 26, 2014 5:37 PM

    Ted Thompson has to be the worst GM in all of sports… He makes David Kahn look like a genius!!!!

  6. nrns77 says: Aug 26, 2014 5:50 PM

    I would love to see what he can do with the Packers next year, but the reality is the Packers will most likely be cemented with Richard Rodgers and Andrew Quarless by season’s end. Richard Rodgers is the real deal. He could be the next Mark Chmura. If Lyerla is smart, he will sign with a team that will give him a real shot.

  7. packerfan4life1 says: Aug 26, 2014 5:55 PM

    I’m pissed the packers let him go. People over look him because of his off field issues, but he had the highest vertical and brocade jump for all tight ends at the combine. A seam pass up the field is a line backer nightmare with him. I watched him at Oregon and chip Kelly said he has the potential to be a star if he stay out of trouble. I hope we bring him back.

  8. dpagsknowsall says: Aug 26, 2014 6:32 PM

    If he literally showed no flashes in training camp, cut bait.

    The depth we have there, even after losing Finley, is astonishing.

  9. themeccalambeaufield says: Aug 26, 2014 7:04 PM

    bridgeh2o says:
    Aug 26, 2014 5:27 PM

    Another TT failure.

    TT can’t hold Slick Rick Spielman’s jock.

    SKOL!!!!!!

    Clueless troll he wasn’t even drafted. Our 3rd round TE pick has done so well and is a starter Colt was expendable.

    Ole Spieladope is 1-9-1 against Ted so keep living in your delusional world. Its amazing that because a GM drafts numerous times in the first round it equates to him being a great GM but yet finishes in last is ignored, only in Minnehaha.

  10. stexan says: Aug 26, 2014 8:25 PM

    Patriots – they’ll need someone if/when Gronk goes down.

  11. tokyofilthblaster says: Aug 26, 2014 9:57 PM

    They were going to stash him on IR. I wonder if he did something naughty.

  12. blarry21 says: Aug 26, 2014 9:59 PM

    The Patriots will grab him as a backup for Gronk. Show him the Patriot way…

  13. michaelcaz says: Aug 26, 2014 10:07 PM

    Seems like an inordinate amount of Vikes fans on here reading about one of the Packers’ undrafted free agents…

  14. rho1953 says: Aug 26, 2014 10:26 PM

    He will be on the Vikings payroll by week nine. Skol, loser.

  15. bronco58lb says: Aug 26, 2014 10:59 PM

    Lyerla will have plenty of time now to pick his cocaine habit back up.

  16. trebor64 says: Aug 27, 2014 12:28 AM

    Maybe Detroit, their looking to field a whole offensive team of TE’s

  17. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 27, 2014 12:31 AM

    GO ON COLT!! GIT!!! *tears streaming down MacCarthays face*

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  18. unmercifulone says: Aug 27, 2014 5:40 AM

    Division Championships
    Minnesota Vikings 18
    Green Bay Packers 13
    Chicago Bears 10
    Detroit Lions 3

    Playoff Berths
    Minnesota Vikings 27
    Green Bay Packers 20
    Chicago Bears 14
    Detroit Lions 10

    League Titles
    Minnesota Vikings 1
    Green Bay Packers 1
    Chicago Bears 0
    Detroit Lions 0

    Conference Wins
    Minnesota Vikings 4
    Green Bay Packers 5
    Chicago Bears 0
    Detroit Lions 0

    Superbowl Wins
    Minnesota Vikings 0
    Green Bay Packers 2 (SB-I-II were before merger)
    Chicago Bears 1
    Detroit Lions 0

    Guess even the Bears can get lucky.

  19. jimmysee says: Aug 27, 2014 11:04 AM

    Maybe Colt should sign with the Colts.

  20. governor1883 says: Aug 27, 2014 6:46 PM

    The problem is no one under 70 remembers Minnesota being a contender.

  21. glennsyank13 says: Aug 27, 2014 6:58 PM

    michaelcaz says: Aug 26, 2014 10:07 PM

    Seems like an inordinate amount of Vikes fans on here reading about one of the Packers’ undrafted free agents…

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    Hey lay off! They are just doing scouting for future Viking players.

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