It appears slim Eddie Lacy is a thing of the past.
One of the prominent storylines coming out of Packers training camp was that the pounding running back was slimming down and dieting. Lacy’s diet worked and he was skinner entering the season, but he hasn’t been keeping up with the regimen.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen report Lacy’s weight “definitely has returned” to what it was last season, which is approximately 255 to 265 pounds. Lacy had reportedly gotten down to about 230 pounds during the offseason.
Lacy is expected to miss a few weeks with an ankle injury that has hobbled him the past two weeks. The extra mass and ankle ailment hasn’t affected Lacy too much on the field, however. He’s rushed for 360 yards this season and is averaging 5.1 yards per carry, which is the best average of his career.
While Lacy has ballooned again, the Packers are now dangerously thin at running back. James Starks will miss some time after undergoing surgery to clean up his knee. Green Bay acquired Knile Davis from the Chiefs for a conditional draft pick to help supplement the position. Davis could ascend from No. 4 on Kansas City’s depth chart to Green Bay’s starter Thursday night against the Chicago Bears.