Eddie Lacy plans to keep his feet to protect his head

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The Packers are running thin at running back lately, so it’s good that their rookies are learning lessons.

Eddie Lacy said he won’t be leaving his feet in hopes of extra yardage, after suffering his first career concussion while trying to dive in Week Two against the Redskins. Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was fined $42,000 that week.

I don’t see me jumping like that anymore, unless it’s from the 5 or something like that,” Lacy said, via Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Lacy hasn’t played since then, but returned to practice Wednesday, and they need him in the absence of James Starks (knee).

“I feel a lot better, and anytime you get a chance to get back on the field you’re going to be excited about that,” Lacy said. “I’m just taking it one day at a time, still getting in the playbook, going through the process, and I’ll be happy when I get to play.”

Without Starks, they’re leaning on all rookies and fullback John Kuhn, so having the second-rounder back on the field can only help.