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    Packers sign TE Colt Lyerla, DE Khyri Thornton
    Posted by Mike Wilkening on May 19, 2014, 7:27 PM EDT
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    The Packers gave tight end Colt Lyerla a tryout at their rookie minicamp over the weekend.


    Now, they are apparently set to give him a longer audition. 


     


    The club said Monday it had signed Lyerla, the ex-Oregon star whose collegiate career was marked by a number of off-field incidents.  


     


    It'll be interesting to see how this works out.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     

     
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    I
    still think we should have given him a tryout even if just to keep him away from our competition





    with enough thrust, pigs fly just fine!

     
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    still think we should have given him a tryout even if just to keep him away from our competition



    with enough thrust, pigs fly just fine!

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    Just too much baggage with the guy IMHO. I'm glad the Pats passed on him. Talented player but it sure took a long time for a team to pick him up.

     
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    Given their ages and youth, its hard to determine a life long knucklehead from a kid that just needs to mature. IF Colt is in the latter category, he is a steal. He has the talent to succeed in the nfl. Hopefully he matures. 

     
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    Glad the Pats passed on the guy. Glad another team picked him up so we won't have the ubiquitous "Colt" threads anymore.

     
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    Too much chance of a possible screw up, and this franchise has enough going on in that area for the next several years with the AH trials coming in the future. This guy was a no go from jump street. To think otherwise is a bit naive. The Pats DO need to market the team across the country and him making the team would not have helped merchandise sales particularly if he messed up again .

     
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    I'm glad we passed on him too.  That said I think Green Bay was a great spot for him to land.  A small town in Wisconsin will give him as good of a chance of staying clean as anywhere.  

     
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    Packers are smart; BB is dumb.

     
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    I'm glad we passed on him too.  That said I think Green Bay was a great spot for him to land.  A small town in Wisconsin will give him as good of a chance of staying clean as anywhere.  

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    As long as he stays away from the high school proms, a la Mark Chmura . . . 

     
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    I would have liked to see the Pats take a chance on this kid, he impressed at the combine.

    With that said, I can understand why the decided to pass based on him based on character/past issues.

     

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    uncoachable...unreliable...quit on his team...drug issues (cocaine, not pot)

    why bring a guy like that in? 

     
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    uncoachable...unreliable...quit on his team...drug issues (cocaine, not pot)

    why bring a guy like that in? 

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    My thoughts exactly.

     
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    uncoachable...unreliable...quit on his team...drug issues (cocaine, not pot)

    why bring a guy like that in? 

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    Yeah, what good could that quitter Randy Moss have done for us?

    I think pot was an illegal drug when Kevin Faulk got caught with it.

     
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    uncoachable...unreliable...quit on his team...drug issues (cocaine, not pot)

    why bring a guy like that in? 

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    Yeah, what good could that quitter Randy Moss have done for us?

    I think pot was an illegal drug when Kevin Faulk got caught with it.

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    sometimes personnel decisions are more than measureables and dllars and cents

     
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    uncoachable...unreliable...quit on his team...drug issues (cocaine, not pot)

    why bring a guy like that in? 

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    Yeah, what good could that quitter Randy Moss have done for us?

    I think pot was an illegal drug when Kevin Faulk got caught with it.

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    sometimes personnel decisions are more than measureables and dllars and cents

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    Yeah, sometimes people are smart enough to know a kid had a rocky home environment and just did a few dumb things that didn't amount to much and simply needs a stable program to keep them in line.

    And then there's BB.

     
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    uncoachable...unreliable...quit on his team...drug issues (cocaine, not pot)

    why bring a guy like that in? 

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    Yeah, what good could that quitter Randy Moss have done for us?

    I think pot was an illegal drug when Kevin Faulk got caught with it.

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    sometimes personnel decisions are more than measureables and dllars and cents

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    Yeah, sometimes people are smart enough to know a kid had a rocky home environment and just did a few dumb things that didn't amount to much and simply needs a stable program to keep them in line.

    And then there's BB.

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    32 teams took him off their draft board, so more than just BB were "dumb"

     
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    uncoachable...unreliable...quit on his team...drug issues (cocaine, not pot)

    why bring a guy like that in? 

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    Yeah, what good could that quitter Randy Moss have done for us?

    I think pot was an illegal drug when Kevin Faulk got caught with it.

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    sometimes personnel decisions are more than measureables and dllars and cents

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    Yeah, sometimes people are smart enough to know a kid had a rocky home environment and just did a few dumb things that didn't amount to much and simply needs a stable program to keep them in line.

    And then there's BB.

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    32 teams took him off their draft board, so more than just BB were "dumb"

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    Pure BS. We have no idea exactly who "took him off their draft board". We know he wasn't drafted, but that doesn't mean he was taken off the board. Are you filling in for Rusty making things up now?

    It was strongly speculated that he might not be drafted because of the drama and lack of actual playing time before the draft, so what occurred is no surprise. The smart play was to either draft him late or wait for UDFA time. I'll be glad to bet if he does get to play he will blow away the stiffs BB drafted in the late rounds.

     

     
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    uncoachable...unreliable...quit on his team...drug issues (cocaine, not pot)

    why bring a guy like that in? 

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    Yeah, what good could that quitter Randy Moss have done for us?

    I think pot was an illegal drug when Kevin Faulk got caught with it.

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    sometimes personnel decisions are more than measureables and dllars and cents

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    Yeah, sometimes people are smart enough to know a kid had a rocky home environment and just did a few dumb things that didn't amount to much and simply needs a stable program to keep them in line.

    And then there's BB.

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    32 teams took him off their draft board, so more than just BB were "dumb"

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    Pure BS. We have no idea exactly who "took him off their draft board". We know he wasn't drafted, but that doesn't mean he was taken off the board. Are you filling in for Rusty making things up now?

    It was strongly speculated that he might not be drafted because of the drama and lack of actual playing time before the draft, so what occurred is no surprise. The smart play was to either draft him late or wait for UDFA time. I'll be glad to bet if he does get to play he will blow away the stiffs BB drafted in the late rounds.

     

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    Easley also had a lack of playing time.Lyerla wasnt drafted not from lack of talent. 

    you are right, I dont know how any teams had him off the board, but anonymous reports pegged it at "most". so if he was on a teams board, why wasnt he chosen? why didnt a team even risk a late choice if he was on the board?

    the guy was arguably a 2nd-3rd round talent and twisted in the wind well past the UDFA run up..why?  because he is unreliable and uncoachable. 

     
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    uncoachable...unreliable...quit on his team...drug issues (cocaine, not pot)

    why bring a guy like that in? 

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    Yeah, what good could that quitter Randy Moss have done for us?

    I think pot was an illegal drug when Kevin Faulk got caught with it.

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    sometimes personnel decisions are more than measureables and dllars and cents

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    Yeah, sometimes people are smart enough to know a kid had a rocky home environment and just did a few dumb things that didn't amount to much and simply needs a stable program to keep them in line.

    And then there's BB.

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    32 teams took him off their draft board, so more than just BB were "dumb"

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    Pure BS. We have no idea exactly who "took him off their draft board". We know he wasn't drafted, but that doesn't mean he was taken off the board. Are you filling in for Rusty making things up now?

    It was strongly speculated that he might not be drafted because of the drama and lack of actual playing time before the draft, so what occurred is no surprise. The smart play was to either draft him late or wait for UDFA time. I'll be glad to bet if he does get to play he will blow away the stiffs BB drafted in the late rounds.

     

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    Easley also had a lack of playing time.Lyerla wasnt drafted not from lack of talent. 

    you are right, I dont know how any teams had him off the board, but anonymous reports pegged it at "most". so if he was on a teams board, why wasnt he chosen? why didnt a team even risk a late choice if he was on the board?

    the guy was arguably a 2nd-3rd round talent and twisted in the wind well past the UDFA run up..why?  because he is unreliable and uncoachable. 

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    Lyerla was expected to be not drafted because of the drama queen stuff. This was common knowledge.

    The NFL is teeming with drama queens. The Packers took advantage of that flaw.

    At least he didn't assault a cop, right?

     
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    Yeah, what good could that quitter Randy Moss have done for us?




    You're comparing some college kid to the most physically gifted WR in NFL history and a first ballot HoF'er?  Moss had issues in Oakland, but he had already established himself as one of the greatest players in league history and you could at least believe part of his issues were driven by how bad of a team Oakland was.  Lyerla was playing for one of the top teams in college football and just quit.  He doesn't have the track record of NFL production or the crappy team to fall back on like Moss did.  Apples and oranges.

     
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    Yeah, sometimes people are smart enough to know a kid had a rocky home environment and just did a few dumb things that didn't amount to much and simply needs a stable program to keep them in line.


    And then there's BB.




    You have to realize the irony of complaining about BB not being smart enough to find these kind of guys that will put it together in a stable program and then going on about Moss right?

     
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    Yeah, sometimes people are smart enough to know a kid had a rocky home environment and just did a few dumb things that didn't amount to much and simply needs a stable program to keep them in line.

     

    And then there's BB.

     

     

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    You have to realize the irony of complaining about BB not being smart enough to find these kind of guys that will put it together in a stable program and then going on about Moss right?

     

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    My very point was that we have in the past gone after guys with drama queen baggage. There is no irony. BB is just getting dumber.

     
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    Yeah, what good could that quitter Randy Moss have done for us?

     

     

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    You're comparing some college kid to the most physically gifted WR in NFL history and a first ballot HoF'er?  Moss had issues in Oakland, but he had already established himself as one of the greatest players in league history and you could at least believe part of his issues were driven by how bad of a team Oakland was.  Lyerla was playing for one of the top teams in college football and just quit.  He doesn't have the track record of NFL production or the crappy team to fall back on like Moss did.  Apples and oranges.

     

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    I'm pointing out that quitting is not the end-all deal breaker whether we are talking about a HOFer or a college kid. People are sometimes labeled wrongly, and people can change dramatically when circumstances change. It's a valid point.

     

     
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    I like the undrafted free agent TEs that BB brought in and Mark Harrison as an experiment much better than taking a chance on a numbskull like Lyerla.  This guy loves cocaine so much that he quit on his team and damaged everyone's reputation, his own the most, costing himself millions of dollars in the process.  So what if he has elite measurables, so does Mark Harrison.  There's a lot more to becoming a pro player than being able to play the game physically, which we still don't even know if he can do either.  

    I'll bet that one of our undrafted guys lasts in the league a lot longer than this fool.  BB looks for guys who love football and who are accountable to their team and this guy doesn't have those attributes so he cant be a Patriot and I'm glad because he doesn't deserve to be.  They took a chance with a somehwat troubled Hern and he turned out to be a sociopath.  Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice BBs an idiot right?

     
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    I'm pointing out that quitting is not the end-all deal breaker whether we are talking about a HOFer or a college kid. People are sometimes labeled wrongly, and people can change dramatically when circumstances change. It's a valid point.


     



    Ok fair enough, but you have to admit that Moss isn't exactly the best comparable.  Anyways I think the problem with Lyerla is that he quit and got busted for drugs and seems to have some psychological issues (he didn't interview well).  The fact is that the kid has early round physical ability and all 32 NFL teams passed on him multiple times.  I just think there is something more there than a kid that is getting labeled unfairly.

     

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