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Packers undrafted TE Colt Lyerla (knee) passed through waivers unclaimed and is now on injured reserve.

Lyerla injured his knee earlier in training camp and was waived/injured Tuesday. He's an intriguing talent who could have drawn some looks on waivers. Considering he wasn't signed as a priority undrafted free agent, it's not a surprise he wasn't scooped up by another team. Lyerla will "redshirt" as a rookie.
Aug 20 - 5:05 PM

Packers TEs coach Jerry Fontenot believes TE Colt Lyerla (knee, injured reserve) could eventually be moved to fullback.

Fontenot believes the move would "certainly (seem) to fit his wheelhouse." It's bizarre to hear of a 6-foot-4 tight end with 4.61 speed potentially being moved to fullback, but it's a moot point for 2014, as Lyerla will miss the entire season. There's a chance Lyerla will be riding the pine for another team, as he's been exposed to waivers after being waived/injured on Tuesday.
Aug 19 - 10:47 PM

Packers waived/injured TE Colt Lyerla.

He'll revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers. It's far from a guarantee, as Lyerla is one of this season's highest-upside undrafted free agents. Standing in at 6-foot-4, 247 pounds with 4.61 wheels, Lyerla is a potential mismatch. He only went undrafted because of (admittedly serious) character concerns. Recovering from a torn PCL and MCL, Lyerla is staring at "at least" six weeks of rehab, and likely more. He'd have a fighting chance at a roster spot next year if the Pack can get him through waivers and on I.R.
Aug 19 - 4:08 PM

Packers TE Brandon Bostick has been diagnosed with a lower-leg injury, and will be sidelined a "couple of weeks."

The Pack initially claimed that Bostick had escaped Saturday's preseason game with only a bruise, but he's now questionable for Week 1. Third-round rookie Richard Rodgers is the heavy favorite to open the year with "Move" duties. Bostick has no re-draft value.
Aug 18 - 2:49 PM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky says third-round TE Richard Rodgers "may have quietly taken control of the starting job."

Rodgers has started each of the Packers' preseason games, and played the entire opening series on Saturday night as Aaron Rodgers went no-huddle. He continued running with the first-team offense on Monday. However, he has just one catch for 10 yards on 30 snaps. The underwhelming Cal product is going to be buried on the target totem pole even if he is the "starter."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 11:33 AM

The Packers believe TE Brandon Bostick's leg injury is a bruise.

He's day to day. Bostick tweeted he's "good" after Saturday night's injury scare. He remains in the hunt for Green Bay's "move" tight end position, battling rookie Richard Rodgers. Andrew Quarless is the Packers' in-line tight end.
Aug 17 - 5:06 PM

Packers TE Brandon Bostick tweeted late Saturday "no worries, I'm good" after exiting Green Bay's second preseason game with a lower-leg injury.

Coach Mike McCarthy should have an update soon, but it appears Bostick avoided a serious injury. It's good news because Bostick has struggled with myriad injuries to this point in his career. Bostick secured his lone target for nine yards in Saturday's exhibition clash with the Rams. He sounds day to day.
Aug 17 - 3:03 PM

Rookie TE Richard Rodgers has started each of Green Bay's first two preseason games.

He's been an infrequent target for Aaron Rodgers, however, managing one catch for ten yards on three passing-game looks. Nothing about Rodgers' college resume suggested he'd be a big-time NFL player. If Brandon Bostick can stay healthy, we suspect he'll overtake Rodgers as Green Bay's top "move" tight end.
Aug 17 - 3:01 PM

Randall Cobb caught three passes for 34 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

Cobb reeled in all three of his targets and capped off the Packers' opening drive with a three-yard touchdown catch. He was wide open running across the back of the end zone. Reports haven't been glowing on Cobb in practice, but he looked like the same old Cobb on Saturday. He's comfortably on the back end of the WR1 map in both standard and PPR scoring formats.
Aug 16 - 6:01 PM

Eddie Lacy rushed for 25 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 22 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

It was Lacy's first action of the preseason after sitting out the opener. Lacy played one series before James Starks relieved him in the backfield. Lacy ran all over the Rams' first-team defense, lowering the boom on defensive backs, and accounting for 47 of the 87 yards on the opening touchdown drive. Lacy is a top-five fantasy running back. Owners need to handcuff him with Starks.
Aug 16 - 5:46 PM

Brandon Bostick exited Saturday's preseason game against the Rams with a lower leg injury and will not return.

Bostick entered on the second series with the first-team offense, but played behind Richard Rodgers for the second consecutive week. Bostick reeled in his lone target for nine yards. The Packers should provide an update after the game.
Aug 16 - 5:21 PM

In his first action of the preseason, Aaron Rodgers completed 11-of-13 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown Saturday afternoon versus the Rams.

Rodgers played the opening two series and was as close to perfect as it can get. He marched the offense down the field on consecutive 12-play scoring drives, finishing the first one off with a three-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb. The second drive could have easily ended with six points, but a Rodgers-to-Jordy Nelson TD was called back on a penalty. This Packers offense has a legit shot to lead the league in points. Rodgers is a locked-in top-three fantasy QB.
Aug 16 - 5:02 PM

Packers special teams coach Shawn Slocum said he's willing to give rookie Davante Adams another chance on punt returns despite his struggles in last week's preseason game.

Adams was a disaster in the preseason opener, fumbling two punts and suffering a wrist injury. Jeff Janis and UDFA Ryan White are also getting looks and could compete for the job. The Packers haven't ruled out re-inserting Randall Cobb on punt returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 15 - 5:35 PM

Packers UDFA TE Colt Lyerla will not require surgery for the torn MCL and PCL in his right knee.

Lyerla will miss "multiple weeks," and is out for the remainder of camp. It's possible Lyerla could return this season if he avoids I.R., though he doesn't project as more than Green Bay's No. 4 tight end. The Packers could try stashing Lyerla on the practice squad and letting him rehab. A developmental move tight end with 4.61 speed, Lyerla should draw interest if exposed to waivers.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 15 - 5:19 PM

Second-year pro J.C. Tretter appears to have won the Packers' starting center job.

Tretter got the first shot at replacing Evan Dietrich-Smith, and ran with it. "Every day he's gotten better at something and he continues to grow that way," were the words of OL coach James Campen. It's impressive, as the 2013 fourth-rounder missed most of his rookie year with a broken ankle. He came off the PUP list in December, but played zero snaps.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 14 - 5:04 PM


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