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Report: Packers Waive Colt Lyerla with an Injury Settlement

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Report: Packers Waive Colt Lyerla with an Injury Settlement

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ballark's picture

what does this mean?

Evan's picture

So, he has an 8-week injury settlement with the Packers and can't re-sign with the them until after week 14 (per Wilde - why does 8 weeks = week 14?) but what about other teams?

RC Packer Fan's picture

I think its an 8 week injury settlement, and then they have to wait 6 weeks till after then to bring him back.
I am not sure exactly how it works but I was told they can't sign him for so long after the injury settlement. I believe it was 6 weeks.

Evan's picture

8 + 6 = 14. So, that would make sense.

According to the JS piece, once the 8-week injury settlement is up, he is free to sign anywhere he wants.

My gut tells me someone will grab him during that 6-week window, unless he and the Packers have some sort of wink-wink, handshake agreement in place, otherwise, I don't really get why they'd waive him off IR. Maybe the Packers have just washed their hands of him, which is possible.

GoldFinger's picture

It's always about the money. Don't think otherwise. TT is the king of saving money and making good financial decisions. Why pay a man when you don't have too.

Stroh's picture

I would say it clearly means the Packers are ready to move on w/o Lyerla. They might re-sign him if he's available wk 14, but the Packers aren't going to be upset if they lose him.

packeraaron's picture

Pelissero had some good insight here, saying the Packers wanted to try and bring him back so he wouldn't miss another complete year of football. Will be interesting to see if another team bites. I'd be surprised.

Stroh's picture

I mentioned that in a comment I made about a week ago. It would really set Lyerla back a long way to be removed from football for another year. The guy the physical tools to be a very good TE, but he has a lot of work to do to become a good one. He needs practice time, playing time, technique work, not to mention just gaining some football knowledge, since he is VERY raw and inexperienced football wise. I hope they're able to re-sign him wk 14, but at the same time, I think they are fine moving on w/o him if he lands on another team. I don't see a teams active roster either, but very likely to land on another teams PS.

Stroh's picture

As a follow up... Demovsky had this to say. "They said they didn't think injured reserve and sitting out a whole other year would be the best thing for him," Porter said. "This allows them to bring him back later this year. It also allows other teams to do the same, but they're willing to take the risk."

JimTaylor31's picture

I kinda doubt if he will sign anywhere and be added to a teams 53 man roster this year. That means they will have to cut another player and replace him with Lyerla who really hasn't shown anything to date. I think the best he can hope for in 2014 is to get picked up by another team for the PS. Maybe the Packers, but then again we would have to let go of somebody to make room him also, even on the PS.

Evan's picture

Yeah, I don't think another team would add him to their 53. But I think the PS is a possibility.

tm_inter's picture

This arrangement might be financial, or it might give the Packers a chance to use Lyerla late in the season - after 14 weeks - in case some tightends or running backs are injured. With his athleticism - strength and speed - I think he can benefit the Packers as a power running back. John Kuhn will be 33 in 2015 and might need a replacement.

Imma Fubared's picture

Sounds like a cluster f to me. I don't understand this from the perspective he had a contract in hand. Why do they need an injury settlement if they are paying him already and he is happy. Why not just injured reserve and he suits up in 8 weeks?
The only sensible thing could be if the guys they have suck in the first 8 games, he is back, if not he is adious, have a nice life.

JimTaylor31's picture

He may be "happy" but he never showed anything in TC to warrant a roster spot. Doesn't matter if the guys they have suck or not if they don't think Lyerla has anything to offer it is indeed "Adios, have a nice life."

lucky953's picture

It turns out Rodgers and Bostick can both play. Quarless is still okay and then there's Stoneburner and Taylor. Why would they need Lyerla? Things could change in 8 weeks. He's a project and if healthy, will probably make the PS.

Mojo's picture

No more "talented but troubled" anymore. Maybe we can get Hubbard or someone to let the air out of one of the kids bikes. *Sigh*

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