Packers running back Eddie Lacy was the subject of a great deal of scrutiny this week when unflattering pictures from training camp surfaced. And “unflattering pictures” is just a nice way of saying he looked fat. Or maybe Gilbert Brown came out of retirement and put on Lacy’s uniform.
But Packers coach Mike McCarthy said today that pictures can be deceiving, and Lacy is in good enough shape to do everything asked of him at practice.
“Going through the conditioning test, he was fine. If we had any concern about any guys they wouldn’t be on the field,” McCarthy said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com.
Lacy did weigh in at 238 pounds at last month’s minicamp, which was seven pounds heavier than he weighed at the Combine in February. So it’s possible that he added some body fat while recovering from offseason toe surgery. But reports out of Packers camp suggest that he is running the ball well. So for the Packers, Lacy’s weight should be of no concern.