Packers News: Colt Lyerla Clears Waivers – Placed on Injured Reserve

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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.


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 You can follow him on Twitter at


4 thoughts on “Packers News: Colt Lyerla Clears Waivers – Placed on Injured Reserve

  1. Seems like a lot of hype for someone without a lot of production. Lyerla has great talent alright, but so do a lot of guys who will be cut without a second thought. I wish him success, but wish them all success. The best performers will make it over best potential I hope, those are the ones that the packers need to hang onto.

  2. Good to hear that Lyerla will remain with GB for now. Hopefully he gets a full shot a making the team next season. 2 seasons in a row we lose a player for year on family night, last year Bulaga and this year Lyerla. Is family night necessary and if yes at what cost? Is there something that can be done on family night that does not involve player contact? Go Pack! Thanks, Since ’61

  3. Thank Goodness. I was afraid a team like New England would swoop in and scoop him up. Now he can concentrate on getting healthy and ready for camp next season…

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