Field Yates of ESPN reports that Packers undrafted TE Colt Lyerla went unclaimed off of waivers and has reverted to the team’s injured reserve list.
Packers TEs coach Jerry Fontenot said, per Bob McGinn, that moving Lyerla to fullback “certainly seems to fit his wheelhouse,” so this could be something to watch next year.
The Green Bay Packers have waived/injured undrafted TE Colt Lyerla on Tuesday, according to Tom Pelissero.
- Pelissero adds that Lyerla would revert to the Packers injured reserve list for at least the time being in the event he goes unclaimed off of waivers.
- Jason Wilde reports that the Packers have told Lyerla that they want to keep him, despite waiving him today.
Lyerla was one of the more notable undrafted signings given his talent and the Packers need for help at tight end.
Unfortunately for Lyerla, he suffered a torn MCL and PCL in his right knee while trying to make a play during the team’s family night scrimmage. Lyerla has yet to undergo surgery on his, but he’ll face at least six weeks of rehab, according to Pelissero.
Lyerla’s injury eliminated any possibility of him appearing in either of the Packers’ two remaining preseason games, so it’s not surprising to see Green Bay make this move.