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Packers signed tight end Colt Lyeria.
With a name like this you would have thought Colt would have landed with Indianapolis or maybe even Denver, but instead it is the Packers who have decided to roll the dice with him. Teams avoided Lyeria based on his troubled past that included him pleading guilty to possession of cocaine, among other reasons. The 21-year old showed off his athleticism at the combine as he recorded the top vertical and broad jump marks and timed out as the third fastest tight end in the 40, so the talent is there should he travel a straight path going forward. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky