The Packers announced tonight that Colt Lyerla was not claimed after being released by the Packers, so he has been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve.
Lyerla tore his PCL and MCL at Family Night when he hurdled a defender and his foot caught on the defender’s face mask, then Jarrett Bush put a big hit on him.
In order to put a player on IR that has been in the NFL for less than four years, he must be released first. So the Packers released Lyerla, waited for him to go unclaimed, and put him on IR, ending his rookie season.
It was unlikely that Lyerla would’ve made the 53 man roster based on how his training camp was going. His injury could possibly be a good thing for him, he was away from football for nearly a year and it showed early in training camp. Now he’ll have football back in his life through the whole season and offseason so he might not look as rusty as he did and maybe he can show the team that he can stay out of trouble.
No surprise, but TE Colt Lyerla goes unclaimed on waivers and has reverted to Packers’ injured reserve list.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 20, 2014
Andy Burch is a Converged Broadcast Media major at The University of North Texas, class of 2017. He is currently an intern for BaD Radio at 1310/96.7 The Ticket and a Packers news writer for ALLGBP.com. You can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Son0fABurch