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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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The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports free agent Eddie Lacy was "fined for not making weight over the last couple of seasons."
Per reporter Pete Dougherty, "it’s unclear how often or how much." As Dougherty points out, it clearly didn't work. Lacy lost weight to much fanfare last offseason, but Dougherty reports he gradually gained it back, and may have even been a few pounds up in January. Dougherty guesses Lacy could be limited to offers of $2 million plus incentives because of his weight and ankle issues. He'll be a fascinating case on the open market. Feb 16 - 1:10 PM

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According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, free agent Eddie Lacy will likely have to settle for a one-year deal in the $2 million range.

Dougherty came to this conclusion after speaking with an agent who has studied the running back market. Lacy burst onto the scene by earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2013, but has watched his production dip while battling injuries and weight issues. The Packers cut James Starks, and ex-WR Ty Montgomery is unlikely to develop into an every-down back. Given the alternatives, bringing Lacy back on a cheap one-year deal might be the Packers' best option.
Feb 12 - 12:45 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he would "love to see" impending free agent Eddie Lacy re-signed.

McCarthy added Lacy is still recovering from a serious ankle injury, and no decision will be made until he "clears the medical threshold." Coming off an injury and with constant questions about his long-term conditioning, Lacy likely will not cost much to retain. A one-year, prove-it deal could work for both sides.
Jan 26 - 11:54 AM

Eddie Lacy (ankle, I.R.) said he plans to do a P90X regimen again this offseason.

Lacy remains in a walking boot and needs a scooter to get around nearly two months after undergoing major surgery. He's fully expected to be ready for the start of next season. It's unclear what team Lacy will be playing for, as he's set to be a free agent in March. ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky wonders if GM Ted Thompson could sign Lacy to a bargain deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 10:14:00 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 02:15:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 01:10:00 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
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 10:27:00 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.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 03:58:00 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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 09:57:00 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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 08:51:00 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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 01:48:00 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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:34:00 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.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 04:45:00 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.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 01:22:00 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.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 07:55:00 PM