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Packers sign Eddie Lacy

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The Packers have just one unsigned draft pick left from their 2013 draft class.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that running back Eddie Lacy has agreed to terms on a contract with the team. Lacy, who was selected 61st overall in the second round, is expected to battle fourth-round pick Johnathan Franklin, DuJuan Harris and Alex Green for carries in the Packers backfield.

His chances of winning that battle will likely have something to do with the condition of his right big toe. Lacy had surgery on it in college and some teams felt that the injury would keep him from reaching great heights in the NFL. The Packers obviously disagree and the University of Alabama doctor said Lacy should not be compromised by the toe, leaving a debate that will be settled by Lacy’s performance in the years to come.

With Lacy signed, the Packers have only first-round defensive lineman Datone Jones left to sign. Jones joins the three Vikings first-round picks as the only NFC North draftees still unsigned.

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21 Responses to “Packers sign Eddie Lacy”
  1. unbiasfan says: May 29, 2013 4:56 PM

    Poor guy has to play for the Packers for his first 4 years in the NFL, oh well at least he will learn how to lose well :)

  2. jhein23 says: May 29, 2013 4:58 PM

    For once the Packers have running back depth – Lacy, Franklin, Starks, Green, Harris.

    Now if the coaches were smart they would move TJ Lang inside to center and start Don Barclay at right guard. Barclay was the Packers best run blocking offensive lineman – but he’s a guard not a tackle IMO.

  3. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 29, 2013 5:13 PM

    I predict that Eddie Lacey will be the best running back the Packers have drafted since Dorsey Levens.

  4. stevent92 says: May 29, 2013 5:17 PM

    A poor man’s Beanie Wells

  5. purplepride74 says: May 29, 2013 6:07 PM

    Not that I think he will be as good as AD, but this might be a another case of injury concerns helping a team get a deal on a player. This guy was awesome in college.

  6. tangysizzl says: May 29, 2013 6:17 PM

    I hope so, hes definitely the highest drafted RB for GB in the Ted Thompson era. Brandon Jackson was a 2nd rounder but he was drafted 63rd overall two spots behind Lacy at 61.

    Others include Alex Green 3rd round, James Starks 6th round, Deshaun Wynn 7th round. Who am I forgetting?

  7. zdschultz says: May 29, 2013 6:44 PM

    I’m honestly just as excited to see what Jonathan Franklin will be able to do. I just hope Lacy hasn’t been over-hyped but I’m still very optimistic about this possible 1-2 duo.

  8. noeffinway says: May 29, 2013 8:53 PM

    What’s taking them so long to sign their picks? I suspect they needed some time to sell a few more shares after the hit they took from that rodgers contract.

  9. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: May 29, 2013 8:54 PM

    The toe bothers me, but before that I was shaking my head because I wasn’t sure the Niners wall could handle that guy well. Here’s to week 1 gonna be a classic battle!

  10. vincentbojackson says: May 29, 2013 11:09 PM

    “University of Alabama doctor said Lacy should not be compromised by the toe”

    “Should not” doesn’t sound like a confident endorsement of his health.

  11. chi01town says: May 30, 2013 3:52 AM

    The LAST place a RB want to be is Cheesebay. they havent had or used a RB in 5 seasons atleast. Rodgers will pass the ball on every play just like always. and because they made the playoffs the last few years strait they wont change now. to them the system aint broke so they wont fix it. a RB in cheesebay is waisting his career

  12. c1md6 says: May 30, 2013 8:25 AM

    Going to be such a bust, there are very few good running backs out of bama unless you’re Trent Richardson who is a genetic freak and started as a true freshman. Most bama backs get to run behind NFL offensive lines while in bama, how’s mark Ingram doing? Just think Eddie lacy couldn’t tie ingrams shoes while in bama, lol he’ll be cut by next year.

  13. zdschultz says: May 30, 2013 9:54 AM

    If I was a Chicago sports fan, I would also be hoping that a running back will be WASTING his career in GB; otherwise, it will be years before the Bears have any chance of winning the division again. In fact, they will be lucky to finish in 3rd for the second STRAIGHT year in 2013.

  14. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 30, 2013 11:51 AM

    tangysizzl says:May 29, 2013 6:17 PM

    I hope so, hes definitely the highest drafted RB for GB in the Ted Thompson era. Brandon Jackson was a 2nd rounder but he was drafted 63rd overall two spots behind Lacy at 61.

    Others include Alex Green 3rd round, James Starks 6th round, Deshaun Wynn 7th round. Who am I forgetting?
    ______

    Quinn Johnson was drafted in the fifth round in 2009.

  15. filthymcnasty1 says: May 30, 2013 12:23 PM

    From Alabama to Green Bay – each team having won a record number of championships. Lacy’s pedigree should make him comfortable around all those Lombardi trophies.

  16. emoney826 says: May 30, 2013 12:30 PM

    Quinn Johnson was a FB.

  17. axespray says: May 30, 2013 1:06 PM

    Quinn Johnson, for a dude that big… was the softest blocking fullback I can recall, running hugs when he should of been pancaking dudes… ugh!

  18. stellarperformance says: May 30, 2013 3:46 PM

    I just heard some NFL guru describe on the radio one of the reasons the Packers selected the two running backs that they did…..they are both excellent blockers and blitz picker-uppers. That fact alone (giving Rodgers just a bit more time,) is important, but these two can also catch the ball on the run off of swing-pass dump-offs.

    This is going to be one helluva formidable offense.

  19. sepnasty says: May 30, 2013 5:33 PM

    C1md6

    Easy champ. TR split carries as a “true freshman” and then watched Mark Ingram win the Heisman as a Soph.

  20. chi01town says: May 31, 2013 10:32 AM

    Rodgers will pass the football on every play so a RB in cheesebay has
    no chance to show how good he could be. 5 years with no running game tells me that the system cheesebay use dont have a running game in it. they went to the playoffs the last few years strait so why would they change? Why didnt Steven Jackson go to the packers this off season?

  21. vfan76 says: Jun 2, 2013 7:51 PM

    Will someone please tell me why Packers fans think they have a running game now? Every one of your backs are second stringers on any other team.

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