His weight has been a constant point of chatter, especially after the Green Bay Packers allowed him to walk for relatively cheap money to join the Seahawks this offseason. But when Lacy had a clause built into his contract to monitor his fitness with regular weigh-ins, it was clear where the concern was about him.
Now, though, Lacy appears to be on the right track with his new team.
Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy passed his weigh-in today, per source. Should collect his $55K for being 250 lb or below.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 12, 2017
That’s two straight weigh-ins below 255 for Lacy, who could carve out a nice role with the Seahawks, who allowed Marshawn Lynch to come out of retirement and join the Oakland Raiders. Ever since Lynch drifted into the sunset, the Seahawks have not had a consistent punisher in the backfield.
There’s a fine line with Lacy’s weight, and he got too big with the Packers, to the point where his power was minimized by a lack of foot quickness and a propensity for getting hurt. But if Lacy keeps things in check, he has terrific ability and could be a nice addition. His one-year contract demonstrates where he is in his career: in prove-it mode. But he’s up to $110K now in weight-related bonuses, so that’s nice.
His weight has always carried a strange fascination with fans and media ever since Lacy admitted at the NFL scouting combine coming out of Alabama that he was a “pound or three” too heavy in school. His most recent Seahawks weigh-in suggests that’s currently not an issue.
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