Now that camp is wrapping up, Lyerla is out of the picture. The injury that knocked him out of practice early this month has been diagnosed as a torn MCL and PCL in his right knee, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Coming out of Oregon, Lyerla drew comparisons to Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski for his athleticism and college game tape. Former teammates used words like "monster" and "beast" to describe his potential.
That potential will likely be shelved for the 2014 season, as Lyerla will be a candidate for injured reserve in a crowded tight-end room.
The Packers seem likely to use former hoopster Brandon Bostick and third-round rookie Richard Rodgers as their primary pass-catching tight ends, with Andrew Quarless and Ryan Taylor taking over as blocking specialists.