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Eddie Lacy | Running Back | #27

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 234
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (61) / GB
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Eddie Lacy (ankle, I.R.) will officially miss the remainder of the season.
Sam Shields (concussion, I.R.) is also done for the year. Lacy has been on I.R. since Week 7. He would have been eligible to return for the final three weeks of the regular season, but the Packers are choosing instead to activate CB Makinton Dorleant on Wednesday. Lacy required ankle surgery and will be a free agent in March. He should be 100 percent well in advance of OTAs. Nov 23 - 2:15 PM

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Packers placed RB Eddie Lacy (ankle surgery) on injured reserve.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Packers don't yet know if Lacy's operation is season-ending, or if he'll be able to return in eight weeks. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Lacy has "more than an ankle sprain." It's a brutal loss for a team with zero backfield depth. Despite continued weight issues, Lacy was averaging 5.07 yards per carry. With James Starks (knee surgery) out 3-4 more weeks, the Packers are moving forward with a "backfield" of WR Ty Montgomery, Don Jackson and Knile Davis. Randall Cobb could also see carries. Often banged up and typically out of shape, there's a chance contract-year Lacy has played his last down for the Packers.
Oct 20 - 1:10 PM

ESPN reports Eddie Lacy is back close to the "255 to 265 pounds" he played at last season.

Lacy has looked "husky" the last several weeks, but he was still performing very well on the field before going down with an ankle injury. Perhaps the ankle issue can be attributed to his weight, but the extra pounds certainly were not affecting his play on the field. Even so, Lacy's inability to stay in shape and healthy likely means the Packers will let him test the free-agent waters next spring.
Source: ESPN
Oct 20 - 10:27 AM

Eddie Lacy (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Bears.

As expected. James Starks (knee) is also out, leaving Knile Davis, Randall Cobb, and Ty Montgomery as backfield options. Practice-squad RB Don Jackson is also expected to be promoted to the 53-man roster. In Tuesday's practice, Jackson and Montgomery were handling the first-team reps. Montgomery would be the preferred play as a WR3 getting 12-15 touches.
Oct 19 - 3:58 PM

Eddie Lacy is in North Carolina visiting Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion on his ankle injury.

Anderson is the doctor all players go to for foot or ankle issues, and those visits likely lead to surgeries. Lacy is expected to miss "several" weeks. We should have a more definitive timetable in the coming days.
Oct 18 - 9:57 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Eddie Lacy has "more than a sprained ankle" and is expected to miss "several" weeks.

Some are now expecting Ty Montgomery to get a ton of backfield work Thursday night against the Bears. Randall Cobb may also get some play behind Aaron Rodgers, while newly-acquired Knile Davis will also be in the mix. Expect RB Don Jackson to get a promotion from the practice squad. Montgomery is worth firing up as a WR3 after seeing 12 targets and three carries last week.
Oct 18 - 8:51 PM

A source tells ESPN's Ed Werder that Eddie Lacy (ankle) is unlikely to play Thursday.

"I can't see him playing," were the source's exact words. It jibes with what we've seen and heard so far this week. Coach Mike McCarthy has described Lacy as "very sore," and the Pack acquired RB Knile Davis from the Chiefs on Tuesday. There's still a chance Lacy plays after suiting up in Week 6, but fantasy owners need to begin making other plans.
Oct 18 - 1:48 PM

Eddie Lacy (ankle) won't practice on Tuesday.

Lacy was also listed as a DNP on Monday, though the Packers didn't actually practice. Coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy is still "very sore." The Packers don't have a ton of options at running back with James Starks recovering from knee surgery and newly acquired Knile Davis still learning the playbook. We're guessing Lacy will give it a go Thursday against Chicago, though he won't be close to 100 percent.
Oct 18 - 12:34 PM

Eddie Lacy (ankle) didn't practice on Monday.

Or at least he wouldn't have if the Packers had actually practiced. Lacy played through a bruised ankle in Week 6, but didn't look quite right. With backup James Starks (knee) out for the foreseeable future, we're guessing Lacy will again get the nod Thursday against Chicago. Assuming that's the case, Lacy will be playing at much less than 100 percent.
Oct 17 - 4:45 PM

Speaking Monday, coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy (ankle) is "still being evaluated."

McCarthy refused to say whether Lacy escaped Sunday's game without setbacks. Lacy was clearly hobbled, and now has just three days to heal up for Thursday Night Football. We'd guess he suits up against the Bears, but his status cannot be taken for granted. If Lacy does play, he will be a low-end RB2 as he plays at less than 100 percent.
Oct 17 - 1:22 PM

Eddie Lacy rushed 17 times for 65 yards and caught his only target for six yards Week 6 against the Cowboys.

Clearly less than 100 percent on a bum ankle, Lacy had to leave the game several times, but he was still effective when on the field. Lacy even managed to hurdle several would-be tacklers, but he clearly did not have his usual burst or power. It is unlikely those will return on a short week, but he should play Thursday night against the Bears.
Oct 16 - 7:55 PM

Eddie Lacy (ankle) is active for Week 6 against the Cowboys.

Lacy is banged up, but the Packers needed him active with James Starks (knee) out at least a couple weeks. Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery should also see some work in the backfield. Green Bay also declared TE Jared Cook, CB Quinten Rollins, S Chris Banjo, CB Sam Shields, OT Kyle Murphy, and DT Christian Ringo inactive for Week 6.
Oct 16 - 3:01 PM

Eddie Lacy (ankle) will start for the Packers today against the Cowboys and will be backed up by Randall Cobb, as reported by NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

After limited participation at practice this week, Lacy was expected to play despite nursing an ankle injury. He looks like a dicey RB2 in a game where Green Bay's play volume is a concern due to Dallas' defensive keep-away methods. Cobb should see a bump in touches and makes for a nice daily fantasy play.
Oct 16 - 5:05 AM

Eddie Lacy (ankle) is questionable for Week 6 against the Cowboys.

He was a limited participant at practice this week. While Lacy seemed noncommittal when asked about his status earlier this week, we're guessing he'll be ready to go on Sunday. For what it's worth, beat writers have been saying all week that Lacy is more likely to suit up than James Starks (knee). Sunday's game with Dallas kicks off at 4:25 PM ET.
Oct 14 - 4:01 PM

Eddie Lacy (ankle) is unsure of his Week 6 status after getting in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday.

"It's going to come down to Sunday," Lacy said. "I'm going to do everything in my power to be able to put myself in the best position when it's game time to go out there and play." Despite those words, Lacy was generally positive Thursday. The tea leaves suggest he'll be ready to go, but perhaps we won't know for sure until pre-game warmups. The Packers and Cowboys kick off at 4:25ET.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 13 - 5:58 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Joe Callahan
RB1James Starks
2Christine Michael
3Ty Montgomery
GLB1Christine Michael
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Ty Montgomery
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Davante Adams
3Trevor Davis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Geronimo Allison
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Jared Cook
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Don Barclay
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
RG1T.J. Lang
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby