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Packers Are Giving Problem Child Colt Lyerla a Chance

Colt Lyerla

If you need somebody to go do some rails and bang some hookers with in Green Bay tonight, you might want to try to get a hold of Colt Lyerla.

The Green Bay Packers have the former Oregon tight end in town for a tryout. This guy has a list of misdeeds almost as long as mine and that’s damn impressive.

Lyerla supposedly had third-round talent, but went undrafted. Here’s why.

  • Missed the first week of camp in 2012 for undisclosed reasons
  • In March of last year he tweeted a video claiming the Sandy Hook shootings were a conspiracy and called the parents liars
  • Didn’t play against Tennessee that season because of undisclosed circumstances
  • Suspended for the Colorado game in 2013 for violation of team rules
  • Left the team for personal reasons in early October of 2013
  • Driver’s license suspended in mid October
  • Arrested for cocaine possession in late October and plead guilty

So, this dude has, uh…. some problems.

From the sound of it, his parents are real pieces of work. His mother is/was on disability and couldn’t provide much of anything. His father booked when he was a sophomore in high school and didn’t come back.

If you erase all of that, there’s a lot to like about the guy.

He’s 6-4, 242 and ran a 4.61 40. Lyerla is noted for being athletic and having soft hands.

He’ll need to get stronger though if he’s going to play in the NFL. He only had 15 reps in the bench press at the combine.

Now, all of that being said, we love second-chance stories and the Packers have been known to hand those out in the past. See: Koren Robinson and Johnny Jolly.

So of course we’re going to be pulling for this guy.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Cheesemaker May 16, 2014

    Aaron Hernandez v2

    I don’t think he’s going to murder anyone, but this guy looks to have mega problems. Hope I’m wrong in a huge way because I think he’s got first round athleticism.

  2. billybong May 16, 2014

    only 11 more reps than Abracadabra the Badger wonder boy…how can anyone in sports their whole life only rep out at 4?? Im 65 and can do that…..i think…

  3. Jurgens May 16, 2014

    I think he’s more Gronk than Hernandez. If he can turn his life around (Green Bay would be one of the places to do it) he could become a great player.

  4. Nacho dan May 16, 2014

    Every A team needs a Murdoch

    1. Nacho Dan FTW!!!

  5. Phatgzus May 16, 2014

    It was 5, Billy, and Abbrederis weighs 190 lbs. and is over 6′ tall-skinny with long arms is not a good combo for good bench results-collegiates don’t lift nearly as much as they do in the pros either. Finally, WGaF how much he can bench? He’s a receiver; can he play? That’s all I want to know.

  6. C.C. May 16, 2014

    Never thought Thompson would take a chance on Lyerla. Think it says alot on how they feel about the TE position this year after the draft.

  7. Evan May 16, 2014

    We were one of 3 teams that attended his private workout. I think TT had his eyes on him for awhile. Very pleased by this

    1. You Enjoy Myself May 17, 2014

      Ohhh nice!

  8. E. Wolf May 16, 2014

    Disenfranchised, working-class white guy from a broken home? I like him.

  9. jtmax May 16, 2014

    Wow, this dude is a beast. If he shapes up and make the team, no one can stop our offense. We’re going to have 2 beasts out there grinding defenders to pulps.

  10. Vijay May 17, 2014

    Surprised by this pickup…but you can’t coach up natural abilities like he has. He should make the 90 man at the very least. If he sticks on the roster beyond that, it might be a result of us losing Finley to another team or early retirement.

  11. Iltarion May 17, 2014

    There is a good use of Twitter. HAHAHAHA!!!!

    I mean, say Hail Hitler or death to Whitey, whatever you want in the privacy of your own home, Americans died for that right, but to tweet that?? Hahahaha… Doing coke and tweeting do not mix!

    This guy needs to “get stronger”? Then pictures lie because he looks like he could rip Chris Conte’s head off and piss down his neck.

    A white boy whose dad ditched? That is a new one.

    1. DevilDon May 19, 2014

      It’s as protected as anything you might say Ill-tarion.
      Lots of people believe that stuff, it’s fodder for the disenfranchised.
      You’d say his confusion about a cover up is worse than embracing racism?
      Last thing Ill…. it’s no longer in your own home once it’s made it to Twitter and that is not his fault, it’s the fault of the generation that finds it okay to broadcast personal opinions to the world instead of your inside friends.