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Packers Reportedly Want Eddie Lacy Back

With all the speculation about the Green Bay Packers and Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson lately, you’d think Eddie Lacy was out of the picture.

Lacy will be a free agent, but we’ve maintained all along he’s a much better option for the Packers than either of those aforementioned old timers.

The Packers are reportedly open to that line of thinking. They not only have had contact with Lacy about a new deal, it sounds as if they’re serious about getting one done.

“Talking to my agent, the Packers have been very vocal about having me back there,” Lacy said in an interview on Adam Schefter’s “Know Them From Adam” podcast.

Lacy is still rehabbing an ankle injury he suffered in October, but says he’ll be ready for football activities by April. That coupled with his ongoing weight issues likely means Lacy’s market value won’t be sky high.

We expect the Packers to give him a short-term, incentive-heavy deal. That has been projected to be in the $2-3 million per season range.

Things could progress on that front as soon as this week with agents and executives getting face time with each other at the scouting combine.

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  1. MMTTDCSUCK February 28, 2017

    Actually, a decent move. Lacy still has plenty to offer. I am for it.

    1. PF4L February 28, 2017

      It’s a decent move because they don’t have anyone else. Because he’ll be dirt cheap because he’s damaged goods and everyone knows it. Time will tell what he has left to offer. The Packers should sign him only because its the right thing to do considering they put him in this position.

  2. PF4L February 28, 2017

    I don’t know who’s bullshit to believe anymore regarding Packer injuries.

    In mid Nov. Lacy said he hoped to be back by the end of the season. Now we find out he had screws and a plate installed in his ankle and was looking at a 4-6 month recovery. Either he’s stupid, or lying. Neither is good.

    Why was he playing in the Dallas game after injuring his foot a week earlier? The Packers were short on backs and my contention is Lacy shouldn’t have been playing just based on how heavy his ankle was bandaged. I think there is good reason to believe that Lacy’s injury was made much worse by the Packers putting him back out there.

    Mike McCarthy doesn’t think Eddie Lacy has a serious injury
    Posted on October 10, 2016, 5:57 PM EST

    Eddie Lacy is in North Carolina visiting Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion on his ankle injury.

    I had to get two screws, two wires and a plate to fix it because I messed up my deltoid ligament,” Lacy said. “That’s the longest thing to heal.”

    Per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the free-agent-to-be was given a 4-6 month time frame for recovery.

    Yea McFATASS, doesn’t seem to serious.

  3. Zwoeger February 28, 2017

    Should one of this incentives not be light?
    And don’t be surprised if Teddy bipolar bear offers a Raji like contract.

  4. Kato February 28, 2017

    IDK. Can they get something done on the cheap? I feel even $4 million per would be high. The free agent market is known to be crazy and irrational. IF they do bring him back, it at least opens up a draft slot for TT to reach on a 6th round grade DT in the 3rd round.

  5. Howard February 28, 2017

    Lacy will have a hard time proving he has healed from his injury early in the free agency signing period. That probably means the big dollars are spent and other teams will grab healthy backs before Lacy can show what he has in drills and weight. If Lacy can show he has a healthy ankle and weight I think the Packers can sign him with some good incentive clauses that are beneficial to both parties.

    I would not mind seeing Lacy and Ty line up in the backfield together. You can run either back or move Ty out of the backfield as a receiver. You could produce some mismatches with either Lacy (run) or Ty (pass) depending on how the D reacts to Ty shifting. I also like Lacy better in pass pro over Ty. Ty should improve over the offseason but Lacy is better in pass pro when healthy.