Packers release tight end Colt Lyerla with an injury settlement

coltIt looks like the Green Bay Packers are not as high as we all thought on tight end Colt Lyerla.  Lyerla was a very solid tight end at Oregon, but he was constantly in trouble with the Police. Well after tearing the medial collateral and posterior collateral ligaments in his right knee Aug. 2 in the Packers’ Family Night practice.

Adam Schefter    @AdamSchefter 
Packers waived former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla with an injury settlement, per league source.

Lyerla was injured when he tried to hurdle a defender. He said last week that if he had torn only one of the two ligaments, he might have been able to return before the preseason ended.

“It will be another year off football,” Lyerla said Tuesday. “But it’s pretty different where I’ll be at and what I’ll be doing. So I’ll be part of the Green Bay Packers organization. I feel like there’s a lot of positives to that.”



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