Eddie Lacy RB GB 2 weeks ago7 Comments

Lacy has lost between 15-18 pounds since the end of last season, ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lacy's weight issue was called out by coach Mike McCarthy at the end of last season, and judging by his appearance at the Packers' workout Monday, Lacy appears to have taken his coach's words seriously. According to teammates, a noticeably trimmer Lacy looked good at Monday's workout, which followed a three-month span in which Lacy trained with P90X founder Tony Horton to improve his conditioning. With a more nimble figure, Lacy will aim for a resurgent 2016 campaign, which marks the final year of his rookie contract with the Packers.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 3 weeks ago

NFL Network's Albert Breer suggests that the Packers are going to be pleased with what they see in terms of Lacy's physical fitness when the running back reports for the team's offseason program next week.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The report appears to affirm that Lacy's offseason workout routine under the direction of P90X founder Tony Horton has yielded positive results, with Breer describing the redistribution of weight on Lacy's frame as "remarkable." In any case, once the Packers' workouts commence on April 18, there should be confirmation, one way or the other, pertaining to the running back's conditioning level. In addition to adding quickness that could aid in his ability to avoid tackles, by shedding excess pounds, it's hoped that the running back -- who is officially listed by the team at 5-foot-11, 234 pounds -- can avoid the sort of nagging injuries that have hampered him of late. Assuming he is able to maintain his improved level of fitness, retaining his spot atop the Packers' running back depth chart, ahead of James Starks and John Crockett, is a likely outcome for Lacy, who turns 26 in June.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 1 month ago

Head coach Mike McCarthy relayed at the NFL owners meetings Tuesday that Lacy's offseason workout regimen is "going well," Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCarthy took a noted jab at Lacy's weight in the aftermath of the Packers' season-ending overtime loss at Arizona, stating that the running back needed to work on his conditioning. With the intention of shedding 30 pounds in the offseason, Lacy's workout routine under the direction of P90X founder Tony Horton has already yielded fruit, if a recent picture circulating the internet is any indication. As long as Lacy keeps up the pace, he could harken back to the player who racked up at least 1,100 yards rushing in both of his first two seasons, while reaching the end zone on 24 occasions.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 2 months ago

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Lacy's conditioning is "improving as we speak," Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lacy notably carried more weight than normal in 2015, leading to injury concerns and an overall underwhelming campaign. After the Packers were eliminated in the divisional round at Arizona, McCarthy all but called out the running back for being overweight and even relayed that his conditioning "was not good enough." As the calendar flipped to February, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Lacy's offseason goal to lose 30 pounds as a part of a fitness program, which McCarthy was likely alluding to Thursday. No matter his methods, Lacy appears motivated to regain the effectiveness from his first two seasons, when he surpassed 1,100 rushing yards both times and posted 24 combined touchdowns.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 3 months ago9 Comments

Lacy's offseason goal is to lose 30 pounds through a fitness training program, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lacy was listed at 234 pounds this season, but appeared far heavier and less explosive than during his previous two NFL campaigns. That extra weight limited Lacy to just five touchdowns during the regular season, when didn't manage a single rush of over 30 yards. As Lacy now looks forward to the final year of his rookie contract, the Packers hope he'll lose up to 30 pounds in order to regain some of the dynamism he flashed in past seasons.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 3 months ago

Lacy's conditioning is an area the Packers believe he needs to improve this offseason, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lacy's conditioning last offseason "was not good enough", according to coach Mike McCarthy, who also said Lacy "cannot play at the weight he was at this year" next season. To McCarthy's point, an out-of-shape Lacy managed only 758 rushing yards and three touchdowns this season, representing significant drop-offs after a promising first couple campaigns. With McCarthy's message clear, it'll be interesting to monitor Lacy's workout regimen this offseason.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 4 months ago

Lacy gained 89 yards on 12 carries and secured both of his targets for two yards in Saturday's 26-20 divisional round overtime loss to the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 25-year-old's final rushing stat line looked impressive, but was largely boosted by a game-long 61-yard run. Lacy was otherwise stymied by the Cardinals' tough front seven, and couldn't contribute anything in the passing game. The disappointing loss puts an end to a mediocre season for the third-year pro, one in which he struggled with his weight, injuries and a missed curfew. Although he managed three 100-yard performances, Lacy set career-low figures in rushing attempts, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and receptions in 2015.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 4 months ago

Lacy (rib) is listed as active Saturday at Arizona, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As long as the Packers' season remains alive, Lacy has acknowledged that he'll be playing though a rib injury, which has resulted in an average of 12 carries per game over the last four. Even in a timeshare with James Starks, though, Lacy has totaled 180 rushing yards, 35 receiving yards, and two touchdowns during that run.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 4 months ago

Lacy (ribs) is listed as probable ahead of Saturday's playoff game against the Cardinals, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lacy was limited earlier in the week due to his lingering rib problem, but is still expected to play Saturday night in Arizona. Should Lacy feel any ill-effects from his injury, teammate James Starks represents a proven alternative in the Packers' backfield heading into this weekend.

Eddie Lacy RB GB 4 months ago1 Comment

Lacy (rib) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's business as usual for Lacy, who has been hampered by a rib injury for four straight weeks of preparation. In the previous three games, he totaled 37 carries for 157 yards (4.2 YPC), three catches (on four targets) for 35 yards, and two touchdowns.