After Green Bay Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy openly stated that running back Eddie Lacy needed to lose some excess weight in the offseason, everyone knew the task wouldn't be an easy one for Lacy.
“Eddie’s got a lot of work to do,” McCarthy said. “I’m stating the obvious. His offseason last year was not what it should be and he never recovered from it. He cannot play at the weight he did this year.”
However, the Packers' third-year back now knows exactly what his weight loss goal has to be coming into 2016.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the team has asked Lacy to drop 30 pounds in the offseason, in hopes of him returning to his normal, dominant self. It is a goal that Lacy is determined to reach before the start of next season.
Lacy weighed 231 pounds at the 2013 Scouting Combine, and the Packers liked him well enough at that weight to choose him in the second round of the NFL draft. He’s only listed at 234 now, but it would be a fair assumption to say he weighs much more than that. A good guess would be that Lacy currently weighs more than 250 and that the Packers want him under 230.
Lacy recorded career lows in carries (187), yards (758), yards per carry (4.05), touchdowns (three), catches (20) and receiving yards (188) in 2015, and the team believes that getting him in shape would help his chances at getting back on track.
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