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Eddie Lacy likely out on Thursday night

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers leaps over Brandon Carr #39 of the Dallas Cowboys during the third quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Green Bay Packers 30-16.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Packers may get an immediate return on their investment in Knile Davis.

Via Ed Werder of ESPN.com, the Packers are concerned that running back Eddie Lacy won’t be able to play on Thursday night against the Bears, due to an ankle injury.

I can’t see him playing,” an unnamed source told Werder.

With James Starks out for at least a couple of weeks, Davis immediately becomes the top option, based on the non-binding-but-quickly-updated online depth chart. The Packers also will likely use Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery in the backfield against Chicago.

Whatever the plan, the absence of Stark and likely Lacy puts more pressure on a passing game engineering by a quarterback who finally has admitted what anyone with eyes can see: He’s not the guy he used to be.

Aaron Rodgers surely can get it back, and if the Packers can find a path to the postseason they’ll be as dangerous as they were when qualifying as the No. 6 seed in 2010. Regardless of what happens going forward, it’s now clear that the Packers have evolved to a new reality, and that they need to find a way to work within their limitations if they hope to win more games than they lose.

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33 Responses to “Eddie Lacy likely out on Thursday night”
  1. cuda1234 says: Oct 18, 2016 6:50 PM

    Hasn’t Rodgers been off since his “roommate” moved out? Can someone please get them back together?

  2. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 18, 2016 6:52 PM

    Aaron Rodgers surely can get it back, and if the Packers can find a path to the postseason they’ll be as dangerous as they were when qualifying as the No. 6 seed in 2010.
    _____

    Those are some pretty strong statements. They could be true but I don’t see the evidence. More likely they would be as dangerous as they were when qualifying as the No. 5 seed in 2015. Look out, 9-7 postseason qualifiers!

  3. vancouversportsbro says: Oct 18, 2016 6:57 PM

    The Lanflisi curse continues

  4. packmanfan says: Oct 18, 2016 7:01 PM

    Same old Pack.

    Struggle through the reg. season to get our hopes up as they go into the playoffs only to lose and let us Pack fans down again.

    Only this time, maybe they will save us from any post season misery by not getting to the playoffs in the first place.

  5. bigbroncomama says: Oct 18, 2016 7:04 PM

    The “Pack” has become the Green Bay Country Club. Vincent is rolling in his grave. Carry on you rare Wisconsin celebrities.

  6. pkrlvr says: Oct 18, 2016 7:16 PM

    What’s the over/under on fat jokes from juvenile Viking fans on this story? 20?

  7. goraidersgospurs says: Oct 18, 2016 7:26 PM

    Should I start Randall Cobb or Diggs?

  8. dudermcrbohan says: Oct 18, 2016 7:26 PM

    Eddie gonna get him some china food instead

  9. Frazier28/7 says: Oct 18, 2016 7:30 PM

    Another reason Thursday night football is stupid. He’d probably be fine to play by Sunday, and they need all the help they can get.

  10. ikeclanton says: Oct 18, 2016 7:31 PM

    Leave him alone-he has a cankle sprain

  11. ariani1985 says: Oct 18, 2016 7:32 PM

    remember when the turd trolls like booth and pkrlv said he would rush for 3000 yards? ready to eat crow fake stock holders?

  12. trollaikman8 says: Oct 18, 2016 7:33 PM

    Hmm…is Taco Tuesday being held on Thursdays in GB?

  13. ariani1985 says: Oct 18, 2016 7:33 PM

    who ever WINS or LOSER should have to wear brown paper bags on their head for the next game!

  14. vikingsnyc5 says: Oct 18, 2016 7:34 PM

    Thats a blow to the Packers especially since Rodgers looks lost lately. What a great week it would be if the Bears can upset them in Lambeau.

  15. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 18, 2016 7:35 PM

    Won’t matter.

  16. kcchefs58 says: Oct 18, 2016 7:37 PM

    Eddie Lazy…

  17. pkrlvr says: Oct 18, 2016 7:44 PM

    remember when the turd trolls like booth and pkrlv said he would rush for 3000 yards? ready to eat crow fake stock holders
    ——-
    Literally no one remembers that. Don’t you have anything better to do with your time?

  18. packrule says: Oct 18, 2016 7:51 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 18, 2016 6:52 PM

    Aaron Rodgers surely can get it back, and if the Packers can find a path to the postseason they’ll be as dangerous as they were when qualifying as the No. 6 seed in 2010.
    _____

    Those are some pretty strong statements. They could be true but I don’t see the evidence. More likely they would be as dangerous as they were when qualifying as the No. 5 seed in 2015. Look out, 9-7 postseason qualifiers!

    ___________

    Number two comment from Teddy who hasn’t done anything yet. Yes you’re 5-0 before you chirp to much about anyone else accomplish something other then being 5-0. The season still has as ways to go. Lots can still happen. But don’t let that stop the utter ignorance from flowing off your keyboard in Packer topics.

  19. packrule says: Oct 18, 2016 7:53 PM

    vikingsnyc5 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 7:34 PM

    Thats a blow to the Packers especially since Rodgers looks lost lately. What a great week it would be if the Bears can upset them in Lambeau.

    Not as gratifying as it was to watch your one and done in the playoffs last year. Or better yet it will be even better watching as your fan base over estimates your team again this year.

  20. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 18, 2016 8:05 PM

    Good. I want the Bears to win.

  21. lukeshow says: Oct 18, 2016 8:30 PM

    All right, the cankle sprain joke was pretty funny.

  22. gtodriver says: Oct 18, 2016 8:33 PM

    packrule says:

    Or better yet it will be even better watching as your fan base over estimates your team again this year.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Last year, the majority of Viking fans said the team had a chance to compete for a playoff spot.

    We were met with ridicule by the majority of Packer fans who proudly proclaimed that the Pack would sweep the division.

    Well, the Pack went winless at home against the division and the Vikings won the division (which they’ve won more often than any other team in our division).

    We lost our starting QB shortly before the season started, and the majority of Packer fans told us that we’d be fighting for last place in the division.

    We were told that the Packers would ruin our home opener – “GUARANTEED” – by the majority of Packer fans.

    Well, the Vikings D made Rodgers look like a backup QB and held Eddie Lacy to 50 yards while our 10 day in the system QB Sam Bradford outplayed Rodgers for the win.

    Now we’re 5 – 0 and the majority of Packer fans are showing doubt about their GM, HC and QB.

    Now they learn that Lacy might not be able to go on Thursday night and a 4th string back from KC might be their starter.

    And they’re scared of getting beat in Lamblow for the 4th time in a row by an NFC North team.

  23. lukeshow says: Oct 18, 2016 8:36 PM

    As a lifelong Vikings fan, all 5-0 does is make me nervous. These PFT threads gives the wrong impression. Most of us are preparing to have our hearts ripped out in some unprecedented, legendary fashion.

    Nice to watch the self-anointed “best fans in sports” boo the team off the field at halftime, though. Reminds me of the decades between Starr and Favre—the forgotten years. You know, the ones that didn’t happen, when they played in Milwaukee to boost attendance.

  24. lukeshow says: Oct 18, 2016 8:36 PM

    As a lifelong Vikings fan, all 5-0 does is make me nervous. These PFT threads gives the wrong impression. Most of us are preparing to have our hearts ripped out in some unprecedented, legendary fashion.

    Nice to watch the self-anointed “best fans in sports

  25. lukeshow says: Oct 18, 2016 8:37 PM

    Weird duplicate comment. No idea….

  26. dynastyfootballforme says: Oct 18, 2016 8:39 PM

    Yes Eddie looks plump, but he’s averaging 5.1 yards per carry on the season. The Pack’s offense as a whole is slumping, but Eddie is not the problem.

  27. philcodean says: Oct 18, 2016 8:44 PM

    I like the signing of Davis, and he could ultimately replace Starks long term. Solid returner too. Ultimately, it comes down to Rodgers though and I am not sure what the he** MM was talking about today in his presser. He said ARod’s bad throws were “in between concepts”???? And that he, the coach, isn’t so much worried about results as fundamentals. Huh?? MM is either overthinking things or throwing up a bunch of fecal matter on the wall to see what sticks. Better figure it out Mike or you will get the Lindy Infante talk at the end of the year.

  28. deltaoracle says: Oct 18, 2016 8:47 PM

    Should be an interesting game.
    Probably not a good game, but interesting.

  29. margoadams says: Oct 18, 2016 8:57 PM

    Another Thursday and another ratings disaster for the NFL. #DeflateGate Karma Only just beginning for the NFL Colts Giants & ESPN

  30. 13worldchampioinships says: Oct 18, 2016 8:59 PM

    Lacey was having ankle issues when he was playing the Cowboys, but that didn’t stop him from hopping around the field like he was some sort of hurdler only to exacerbate his ankle issues further.

    “Man guys my ankle is really hurting, maybe it’ll feel better if I try to jump over defenders and land on it weird.”

  31. gtodriver says: Oct 18, 2016 9:27 PM

    dynastyfootballforme says:

    Yes Eddie looks plump, but he’s averaging 5.1 yards per carry on the season. The Pack’s offense as a whole is slumping, but Eddie is not the problem.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Seriously?

    He can’t stay on the field long enough to get 20 carries in a game and he’s only averaged 60 yards per game…

    Zero touchdowns this season too.

  32. jermainewiggins says: Oct 19, 2016 1:23 AM

    Feastmode

  33. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 19, 2016 11:11 AM

    packrule says:
    Oct 18, 2016 7:51 PM
    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 18, 2016 6:52 PM

    Aaron Rodgers surely can get it back, and if the Packers can find a path to the postseason they’ll be as dangerous as they were when qualifying as the No. 6 seed in 2010.
    _____

    Those are some pretty strong statements. They could be true but I don’t see the evidence. More likely they would be as dangerous as they were when qualifying as the No. 5 seed in 2015. Look out, 9-7 postseason qualifiers!

    ___________

    Number two comment from Teddy who hasn’t done anything yet. Yes you’re 5-0 before you chirp to much about anyone else accomplish something other then being 5-0. The season still has as ways to go. Lots can still happen. But don’t let that stop the utter ignorance from flowing off your keyboard in Packer topics.
    __________

    First, I’m not 5-0, the Vikings are. Second, I’ve accomplished a lot in my life but I’ve never been 5-0. Third, yes a lot can still happen this season. Who is saying anything different? Finally, where’s the ignorance? All I’m saying is the 2016 Packers are more likely to resemble the 2015 Packers than the 2010 Packers if they make the playoffs. Reason #1 is that Rodgers looks even worse than last year so far but he was lights out in 2010. I’m not ruling anything out, just looking at what’s most likely. Anyone thinking it’s likely that the Packers are on the verge of a Super Bowl run is delusional.

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