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 after leaving school last fall, which made him radioactive during the draft.
He also fell victim to the modern plague of saying stupid things on Twitter, which some people take more seriously than drugs.
There’s no doubt Lyerla can play, but the fact he’s singing for his supper in Green Bay this weekend shows how nervous teams are about guys with character concerns.