At left, Green Bay Packers tight end Colt Lyerla (49) runs drills during rookie orientation camp inside the Don Hutson Center in Ashwaubenon on Friday, May 16, 2014. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Talented tight end Colt Lyerla wants to move on from his troubled past, and the Green Bay Packers are willing to give him a chance to do that.
The Packers signed Lyerla, who was arrested for cocaine possession last fall and quit the University of Oregon football team, to their 90-man roster Monday after a successful tryout at their rookie orientation camp over the weekend.
"He is a first-round talent, and he will be a great young man in Green Bay," Lyerla's agent Vinnie Porter told Press-Gazette Media. "He has turned the corner and will make this situation a great one." ...