IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
1 week ago

Lacy (ankle) will remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the decision to allow rookie cornerback Makinton Dorleant (hamstring) to return to practice Wednesday, the Packers have exhausted their one choice to make another appearance this season. Consequently, Lacy, an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, may have played his last down as a Packer. As for the rest of the campaign, the backfield will be the domain of James Starks and recent pickup Christine Michael.

IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
1 month ago11 Comments

Lacy will be placed on injured reserve due to his ankle injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a second opinion, Lacy's left ankle suffered more than a sprain, requiring surgery to alleviate the concern. Under the NFL's new rules concerning IR, each team can activate one player from the list during the season, so his recovery will be one to monitor closely in the coming weeks and months. For the time being, the Packers' backfield is ripe with uncertainty. Scooped up from the Chiefs earlier this week, Davis will likely require some time to learn the nuances of the playbook, relegating him to kick-return duties. Outside of Davis, Ty Montgomery has received reps out of the backfield of late, but his pass-catching chops will likely make him a complementary piece to recently promoted running back Don Jackson.

IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

The Packers have ruled Lacy (ankle) out for Thursday's game against the Bears, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Until Tuesday evening, there appeared to be a chance Lacy would play on a short week, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network revealed that the running back could be sidelined for a number of games. Indeed, head coach Mike McCarthy hinted Wednesday it would be difficult for Lacy to suit up in Week 7, and shortly thereafter the decision was made to shelf him for the third time in his career. Because James Starks (knee) will be out for at least four weeks, the Packers will have to rely upon recent pickup Knile Davis, Ty Montgomery, Randall Cobb, and fullback Aaron Ripkowski out of the backfield. It remains to be seen if the team will also promote true running back Don Jackson from the practice squad.

IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

Lacy (ankle) will be hard-pressed to play Thursday versus the Bears, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports. "He's going to have to have a wonderful, great 24 hours to play in the game," head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. "We'll see what tomorrow brings, but he will be working in the large rehab group today."

EDGE Analysis

Upholding his standard of no practice this week, Lacy will instead "work with the rehab group" Wednesday, according to McCarthy. The head honcho also noted that Lacy has "made a little bit of progress," but prudence seems like the logical approach in a backfield beset by injury. If Lacy joins James Starks (knee) on the Packers' inactive list Thursday, running back will likely be held down by some combination of trade acquisition Knile Davis, wideouts Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb, and fullback Aaron Ripkowski. Additionally, the organization may promote Don Jackson from the practice squad in order to trot out a more traditional RB corps.

IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday morning that Lacy (ankle) will not take part in the Packers' final practice session of the week, Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy did not comment on a report that surfaced Tuesday night indicating Lacy would miss several weeks with his ankle injury, but he did note that the Packers are still in the process of evaluating Lacy's health. Lacy has not practiced at all this week, so his chances of playing in Week 7 do not appear promising. Knile Davis, Ty Montgomery, Randall Cobb and Don Jackson are all options to receive carries for the Packers on Thursday if Lacy is unable to suit up.

IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

Lacy is expected to be unavailable for several weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reports suspect that Lacy's injury is more than just a sprained ankle, making this an ailment of greater significance than originally anticipated. With fellow running back James Starks expected to be out for four weeks, the rushing load in the near future will rest on the shoulders of newly-signed Knile Davis as well as wide receiver Ty Montgomery, who carried three times for six yards in Week 6 and stands to see an expanded role in the backfield with the Packers spread so thin at running back.

IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
2 months ago

Lacy (ankle) seems unlikely to play in Thursday's game against the Bears, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lacy was able to tough it out Sunday against Dallas, taking 17 carries for 64 yards while serving as the team's lone healthy running back. Repeating the feat on a short week may be too much to ask, potentially leaving Green Bay's backfield in the hands of trade acquisition Knile Davis and WR Ty Montgomery. Lacy did not practice Monday or Tuesday.

IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
2 months ago

Lacy (ankle) will not practice Tuesday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy is still bothered by significant soreness, which will lead to a second straight practice absence ahead of Sunday's game against the Bears. Lacy was able to tough it in Sunday's loss to Dallas, taking 17 carries for 64 yards as the team's only healthy running back. With James Starks (knee) expected to miss at least a couple more games, WR Ty Montgomery should be in line for more backfield snaps even if Lacy is ready by Thursday. The Packers may also be forced to look outside the organization, particularly if Lacy can't play in Thursday's game.

IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
2 months ago

Lacy (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated injury report.

EDGE Analysis

At multiple junctures in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Lacy received treatment on his left ankle when the offense was off the field, but the injury didn't stop him from receiving a team-best 17 carries, which matched a season high. A substantial workload was likely after James Starks underwent surgery on a torn meniscus Sunday, but the possibility now exists for management to promote Don Jackson from the practice squad or otherwise add another running back to the fold. Whether the preceding comes to pass, Lacy will likely log more time with the training staff than on the practice field this week in anticipation of Thursday's tilt versus the Bears.

IREddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
2 months ago

Lacy's (ankle) status for Thursday's game against the Bears is still being evaluated, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lacy valiantly played through ankle discomfort to rush for 64 yards on 17 carries Sunday against the Cowboys, but he was noticeably impacted by the ailment and now faces a quick turnaround ahead of Thursday's game versus the Bears. With fellow tailback James Starks (knee) coming off surgery, the Packers are in bad shape at running back and may need Lacy to grit out another performance. Whether he'll be able to do so remains to be seen, so Lacy's situation should certainly prove important to track ahead of this week's divisional clash.