QEddie Lacy RB SEA (6) 8 hours ago
Lacy (ankle) is anticipated to see his fair share of carries during the preseason, but the Seahawks' main goal will be to ensure he enters the upcoming campaign in top condition and health, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Lacy's weight incentives have been highly publicized, but the running back is also coming off ankle surgery heading into his first campaign with the Seahawks. Although he was limited by his ankle during OTAs, Lacy should be ready to suit up for preseason action, when Seattle figures to give him a large enough workload to evaluate his ability against that of fellow tailbacks Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins. Still, the team is anticipated to be careful to not overload Lacy early, as having him enter Week 1 in tip-top shape is far more important.
QEddie Lacy RB SEA (6) 3 weeks ago
Lacy (ankle) has been a limited participant at OTAs. "I'm still limited. I'm able to do a lot more, though, and it's steadily progressing so as long as I continue to get better I'll just continue to do more," he explained Friday.
Lacy needed an assortment of hardware -- including two screws, two wires and a plate -- to help repair the damaged deltoid ligament in his left ankle that planted him on injured reserve for most of the 2016 season. While he underwent surgery last October and thus has had over seven months to recover, the Seahawks have little incentive to rush him back at this stage in the offseason, so it comes as exactly zero surprise that he's been practicing under limitations. The expectation is that he will be full go in time for training camp.
QEddie Lacy RB SEA (6) 1 month ago8 Comments
Lacy (ankle) checked in at 253 pounds Monday, successfully meeting the first weight incentive in his contract, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Lacy receives $55,000 for each month he falls under a specified weight, with targets of 255 pounds in May, 250 from June through August, and then 245 during the regular season. It sounds as if his rehab from an October ankle injury is the larger concern, with Lacy still not quite able to run at full speed in drills. Head coach Pete Carroll suggested the 26-year-old running back will be a limited participant at OTAs in late May, but it seems Lacy should be a full go for the start of training camp. While Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise (shoulder) represent serious competition for touches, the size of Lacy's one-year contract suggests he's expected to handle a major role, with the deal containing more than $3.5 million before incentives are factored in. Lacy is the favorite to serve as Seattle's lead runner.
QEddie Lacy RB SEA (6) 3 months ago1 Comment
Although the Seahawks will make a concerted effort to ensure Lacy (ankle) stays in shape, head coach Pete Carroll said he wants the 26-year-old running back to stay big, ESPN's Sheil Kapadia reports.
According to Kapadia, Lacy's target weight will be in the 240s, which is probably around where he was in 2016 prior to suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the 26-year-old running back checked in at 267 pounds during one of his free agent visits, putting him 20-25 pounds north of where the Seahawks want him by Week 1. It appears Lacy's weight will be a big story for the second straight offseason, just as it was at this time last year when he was coming off a disappointing 2015 campaign in which he was visibly hampered by his excess weight. A contract season provided plenty of motivation last time around, and the Seahawks are hoping for the same after signing him to a one-year, $5.5 million deal that includes $3 million guaranteed. Lacy is nearly five months removed from surgery which carried an estimated rehab timetable of four-to-six months, but the extra weight he's carrying probably doesn't help the process. While his contract makes him the early favorite to lead Seattle's backfield, Lacy has serious issues surrounding his health and conditioning, in addition to facing competition from teammates Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise (shoulder).
QEddie Lacy RB SEA (6) 3 months ago1 Comment
Lacy (ankle) has inked a one-year, $5.55 million deal with the Seahawks that includes $3 million worth of fully guaranteed money, ESPN.com reports.
Lacy, whose 2016 season was limited to five games due to a left ankle injury that required surgical repair, will now look to re-boot his career with the Seahawks, who the Seattle Times notes also brought in fellow free agent running backs Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and Latavius Murray for visits. With that in mind, it's clear that the team was looking to upgrade its backfield, which also includes holdovers Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise. Assuming a full recovery from his ankle woes and no conditioning/weight issues, Lacy, who turns 27 in June, appears poised to head Seattle's rushing attack in 2017, with Prosise likely to make his mark in a complementary/change-of-pace role. The move presumably represents a hit to Rawls' workload/outlook next season, while Lacy will look to re-establish his market value in the hopes of securing a long-term deal down the road.
QEddie Lacy RB SEA (6) 3 months ago
Lacy (ankle) is slated to meet with the Seahawks, Vikings, and Packers through this weekend, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
The Packers have allowed the four-year pro to reach the open market, where any of the remaining 31 teams can touch base with the running back. Two NFC foes are on the list of visits, but the one to Green Bay will likely include a physical to determine the health of his left ankle. Whoever gives Lacy the all-clear, he's a great bet to serve as a primary RB next season.
QEddie Lacy RB SEA (6) 4 months ago
Lacy needed "two screws, two wires, and a plate" to repair the deltoid ligament in his left ankle last October, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "I'm just trying to make sure whether I end up in Green Bay or somewhere, I'm in the best shape or I'm in the best position I can be in personally, so when it's time for me to contribute to whatever team that it is that they're getting 100 percent of me," Lacy added Tuesday on Adam Schefter's "Know Them From Adam" podcast.
Lacy termed his recovery effort a "4-to-6 month" process, the former of which he reached Sunday. Only a few days prior, he released a video of himself running on a pool treadmill. In addition to revealing the extent of the injury and its accompanying timetable, Lacy believes that he'll be healthy enough to run on a normal surface in the near future, coinciding nicely with the start of free agency on March 9. No matter whether he progresses to that point, the Packers control his destiny to an extent, as they're the sole party who can have contact with Lacy before March 7. If he returns to Green Bay, he'll join forces with Ty Montgomery to form a potentially dynamic backfield.
QEddie Lacy RB SEA (6) 4 months ago
Lacy (ankle) has progressed enough in his recovery to run in a pool, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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 SEA (6) 5 months 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.
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 SEA (6) 5 months 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.
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.