Saturday, May 17, 2014

Packers Give Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla a Tryout

The Green Bay Packers have given troubled Oregon TE Colt Lyerla a tryout, NBC Sports' Darin Gantt reports.

Lyerla, once considered College Football's best TE, was kicked off the Ducks near of the middle of last season due to an off-the-field drug arrest, somewhat ruining his career. 

Because of that issue, Lyerla was made ineligible for the 2014 NFL Draft, causing teams like the Packers to sympathetically give him a chance.

During his two and a half seasons at the Pac-12 school, Lyerla was solid for the National Championship contenders, catching 34 passes for 565 yards. Interestingly, 25 of those catches and 392 of those yards came in 2012, meaning that this guy appears to be capable of contributing when he's behaving.

That year, Oregon went a dominant 12-1, winning the Fiesta Bowl easily over Kansas State. 

However, the previously mentioned arrest and controversial tweets ended up knocking #15 out of the public's eye, making his recent tryout with Green Bay very important to his possible NFL future.

Still, even if the showing does pay off it seems unlikely that it'd help him much, as the Pack already have two solid TEs in Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers on their roster.

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