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Packers' Colt Lyerla reportedly has torn MCL, PCL

Around The League's Marc Sessler identified undrafted rookie Colt Lyerla as a sleeper in the Green Bay Packers' tight-end competition entering training camp.

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.

*The latest "Around the League Podcast" broke down the biggest position battles and ranked the best backup QBs in the league. *

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