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Eddie Lacy Also Has Some Outside Suitors

As the Green Bay Packers continue to twiddle their thumbs, their own free agents — with the exception of one guy — are either moving on or lining up visits. Running back Eddie Lacy is joining guard T.J. Lang in the free agency road show.

Where’s he going?

Two places that will probably make your throw up in your mouth a little bit.

This makes sense for the teams mentioned, providing they are comfortable Lacy is or will be healthy. No doubt the primary reason for the visits is so Lacy can take a physical after missing most of 2016 with an ankle injury that required surgery.

Neither team has an established running back. The Vikings have seemingly parted ways with Adrian Peterson, while the Seahawks tried to roll with Thomas Rawls down the stretch.

Do you know what else both of these teams have in common?

An offensive line that isn’t much more than a trash heap. If Lacy signs with either team, he’ll earning every dollar (and yard) he gets, primarily because he’s going to have to carry three defenders on his back every time he touches the ball.

This isn’t to say that the Packers are out of the picture. We expect them to make some effort to keep Lacy, he just isn’t the priority at this point.

Considering the way things are going — both Micah Hyde and J.C. Tretter have already signed elsewhere — we wouldn’t be surprised if Lacy joined them. The Packers are considering picking up two backs in the draft.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. PF4L March 9, 2017

    I don’t have a problem where Fast Eddie goes, This is America, you can work where you want. But he better not ” all of a sudden” be in great shape for his new team…lol

    1. MJ March 9, 2017

      Aggg, that would be annoying. It could mean that our conditioning coaches suck, or that someone there is much better at motivating their guys. I won’t consider that he didn’t care for the team, since he played countless times with a taped ankle.

  2. Empacador March 9, 2017

    Why the fuck would the Packers be interested in 2 RBs? They don’t run the ball as it is. And when they do run, they tend to break them.

    1. PF4L March 9, 2017

      I’ll give you 3 reasons, we had to use wide receivers as running backs. I maybe the only one and i’m cool with that, but i don’t believe Ty stays at running back. You have to have something of a running game and i’m not talking Kniles Davis and Christian Micheal.

  3. TyKo Steamboat March 9, 2017

    Hopefully the ViQueens sign him

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  5. Howard March 9, 2017

    The team does need 2 additional running back if they do not try to resign Lacy. Not sure that you draft two, but you cannot go into the season with two RBs and one FB like last year. Yes this is a passing team, but that does not mean you don’t need RBs and one of those backs besides Rip need to be able to pickup blitzes. Very seldom does a rookie back cut it in pass protection, so a veteran capable of pass protection would be a good thing.

  6. MJ March 9, 2017

    The best suited team for Eddie Lacy is KC… sorry, meant KFC.

    1. TyKo Steamboat March 10, 2017

      I see what you did here…