The Green Bay Packers changed their minds on rookie TE Colt Lyerla. Instead of keeping him on season ending injured reserve, the Packers waived Lyerla, reaching an injury settlement that covers the first eight weeks of the regular season.
After eight weeks, Lyerla could sign with any other NFL team. He wouldn’t be allowed to resign with the Packers until after the 14th week of the season.
Lyerla tore his MCL and PCL trying to hurdle a Packers defender during the team’s Family Night practice on August 2.
Packers reach 75 player limit
The Packers reached the NFL’s 75-player limit yesterday by placing six players on injured reserve. Among the six is defensive lineman B.J. Raji who tore his right biceps in Friday’s 31-21 win over Oakland.
The Packers also placed Jared Abbrederis, Don Barclay, Andrew Tiller, Rajion Neal and Joe Thomas on I.R.
None of the six were designated as the team’s player to return from injured reserve. The Packers will have to make their final cuts, getting down to 53 players by 3pm Saturday.