QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
9 hours ago

Lacy (ankle) has progressed enough in his recovery to run in a pool, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lacy's 2016 season was brought to a halt due to a left ankle injury, the extent if which was enough to contain him to five appearances, but the Packers never revealed the nature of the ailment, other than to say he sustained more than sprain that precipitated surgery. Head coach Mike McCarthy has already mentioned that Lacy's prospects for a return to Green Bay may be contingent upon his health, so a physical could be ordered up as his unrestricted free agency approaches. If retained by the only organization he's ever known, Lacy will team with converted wideout Ty Montgomery to form a potential thunder-and-lightning RB combination.

QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
4 weeks ago3 Comments

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Lacy's potential return to the Packers as a free agent may depend on his health, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. "I'd love to see Eddie back," McCarthy said. "Eddie is going through a medical situation. I clearly understand his contract situation. That's really something we're continuing to work through. Until Eddie even clears the medical threshold, we'll have to see where we are.

EDGE Analysis

Precipitated by issues with his weight, Lacy put together a dismal campaign in 2015, notching career lows in every relevant category outside of receiving touchdowns. The subsequent offseason was notable for his initial devotion to P90X, but he seemed to boast a less-than-desirable stature as the regular season approached. He nonetheless seemed rejuvenated through the first four games, churning out 5.5 YPC along the way. In the final outing of the run, he sustained a left ankle injury, which he was able to play through in Week 6 against the Cowboys but not at all thereafter. With damage beyond a sprain, surgery was ordered up in October, from which Lacy has only recently ditched his walking boot and the scooter that he used to move about. Assuming the Packers like what they see in upcoming evaluations, the unrestricted free agent is a candidate to remain with the sole organization he's ever known. The composition of the backfield will be altered, though, as Ty Montgomery is expected to be recast as a running back.

QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
1 month ago

Lacy recently rid himself of the walking boot and scooter that he required to move about after season-ending ankle surgery, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

When Lacy's season came to a close after Week 6 due to an ankle injury, he was en route to a resurgent campaign, averaging 5.1 YPC on his 71 rushes through five games. Unfortunately for the running back, the aforementioned ailment included damage beyond a sprain, which forced an abbreviated season for the first time in his career. Among the roster decisions facing the Packers in the offseason, Lacy's unrestricted free agency will likely be the most impactful to the Packers' scheme for next season. More than likely, a prove-it deal may be coming his way to ensure he's fully recovered and, more importantly, is able to fend off noted issues with his weight.

QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
2 months ago

Lacy (ankle) has improved enough that he's moving about in a walking boot rather than a scooter, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

A resident of injured reserve for much of the season, Lacy appears to be improving steadily through his recovery from surgery on his left ankle. Speaking of the ailment, prior examinations revealed that he suffered damage beyond a mere sprain, but the exact nature hasn't been revealed. The bump from scooter to walking boot is thus the best measuring stick for his standing in the rehab process as he prepares for unrestricted free agency in the offseason.

QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
3 months 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.

QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
4 months 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.

QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
4 months 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.

QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
4 months 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.

QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
4 months 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.

QEddie Lacy
RB GB (4)
4 months 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.