Report: Eddie Lacy weighed 267 on a free agent visit

The Seahawks went a year without Beast Mode, and have now gone a la mode.

And since it happens to be Pi Day, it appears Eddie Lacy has eaten more than 3.14 of them.

According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the former Packers running back weighed in at 267 pounds during one of his free agent visits.

He met with the Packers, Vikings and Seahawks before signing with Seattle earlier today. Last year, he played at 234, or at least that’s what they listed him at. It may have been generous.

Lacy has struggled with his, ahem, conditioning throughout the last few years, and it’s probably part of the reason the Packers were unwilling to commit to him long-term.

It’s also worth noting that it comes from a veteran Green Bay scribe, who usually reserves this kind of blind item for draftable players this time of year.

99 responses to “Report: Eddie Lacy weighed 267 on a free agent visit

  1. Almost everything in that article ended up being true…most of all…

    “Dak Prescott is “just a winner,” “

  2. My God man! How can you expect a team to take you seriously when you show up at 267?

    The biggest shocker to me is that Seattle still signed him. There must be very little guaranteed money in the deal with weight based incentives.

  3. Just 20/25 more pounds and they can stick him on the offensive line playing guard! Nimble running back feet too, plus Seattle’s need for line men…..Seattle always thinking outside the box

  4. I love to eat too, but if my choice is another bucket of KFC versus millions of dollars, I live on fish and celery during my small NFL window of opportunity. Then, when I retire at 30 to a life of leisure rather than having to bust my hump with a 8 to 5 job, I chow down.

  5. Is Seattle trying him out at Guard? Holy crap – 267 is crazy heavy. Last year, he was huge at his listed 234. I know, sometimes they lie, but if they didn’t 30 pounds extra is an insane jump. I guess that’s what a couple years in WI will do to a fella.

  6. Eddie NEEDS to drop about 35-45 lbs before the start of the season. If……he does that, he’ll be VERY dangerous.

  7. “Thanks for coming in, Adrian, but I think we’re going to sign this fat tub of goo instead.”

    That’s gotta hurt.

  8. In all seriousness, can Seattle’s offensive line open a hole wide enough for Lacy to get through?

  9. It’s sad the guy can’t stay in shape. I mean go back and watch him in the 2013 game versus Dallas, he breaks off a 60 yard run showing some acceleration and then caps a drive with a TD where he dives over the top.

    Fast forward to now, and that’s a 25 yard run and no TD on the goalline carry.

  10. Lynch had skittles on the sideline, right? Lacy’s going to be eating a KFC family bucket on the sidelines!

  11. Phat Eddy…………come on already. Take your profession just a little more seriously, would you please.

  12. “Report: Eddie Lacy weighed 267 on a free agent visit”

    Now THAT’S the Bread-y Cakes-y we all know and love!

  13. The Packers still needed him to get tough yards to make 2nd and 3rd down shorter. Don’t believe they have enough draft choices to plug all holes.

  14. Who cares what his “reported” weight is/was. . . I bet he averages minimum 4.5 yards per attempt. Perfect fit in Seattle.

  15. I wish he would have signed with the Vikings. It would have been great to see the total reversal that would have brought – Packer fans joking about his weight and Viking fans defending it. Oh well.

  16. Are they going to have to strap an oxygen mask to his face and tank to his back? You can get away with any infraction in GB… don’t know if that is permissible in Sea.

  17. It’s no surprise that people eat much more healthy as a whole in Seattle than they do in Green Bay.

    Every pantry in GB has a tub of lard. Nobody has lard in Seattle. I grew up in Seattle and when I moved to NW Iowa I was like “what the hell is that in the pantry”.

    People actually go for walks in Seattle to pass the time. Lots of beautiful scenery to look at, places to go. Yes, even in the drizzle(not really rain).

    Green Bay has none of that. Just the tub of lard and snow to keep you inside with your lard. Big heavy winter coats to hide the lard now under your skin.

    I’m guessing Eddie will get much healthier in Seattle.

  18. bobthebillsfan says:
    Mar 14, 2017 2:07 PM
    I wish he would have signed with the Vikings. It would have been great to see the total reversal that would have brought – Packer fans joking about his weight and Viking fans defending it. Oh well.

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    The only player Vikings fans blindly defend is Teddy.

    This story is so baffling to me. I understand when a coach brings in a troubled player because they think they can turn them around, but this seems different. Struggling this often with weight is an addiction problem that I don’t think any coach can sufficiently change. The Seahawks, by and large, seem to know how to build a championship caliber roster pretty regularly, so I’m sure there’s more to this whole thing than what any of us know, but when looking at the situation, with the information we have available, it seems like a stupid move. I have a feeling there will be more coming out about all of this. At this point he’d need to lose like 30lbs just to play fullback.

    Also, am I missing something with Seattle’s running back situation? I thought they were very high on Rawls (when he’s healthy). I was surprised that they were hosting basically every big-name free agent.

  19. fumblenuts says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:42 PM
    Eddie NEEDS to drop about 35-45 lbs before the start of the season. If……he does that, he’ll be VERY dangerous.

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    Dangerous to what? The local Old Country Buffet or the Golden Corral franchise down the street from Seattle’s HQ?

  20. Maybe Seattle is looking to have him switch to a 3Tech DLineman. Just a few pounds more and he will be right there. Arron Donald is only 284lbs.
    That is less than 20lbs more then Eddie.

  21. Dateline, Seattle;

    “The Seahawks newest partnership was announced today;

    Seattle is proud to welcom Dairy Queen to the Seahawk family.

    Shake stations will be placed in the Endzones at Quest Field.

    Eddie Lacy is expected to lead the League in rushing yards and touchdowns this season.”

  22. As expected there are plenty of lame Fat Eddie jokes but only a few posts pointing out whatever his weight really is Seattle signed him. So keep the fat jokes coming but just remember Eddie is the one laughing…all the way to the bank. Carroll and Scheider being fine with that tells this football fan all I need to know

  23. I think the Vikings defensive line of Eller, Marshall, Page, and Larsen averaged about 267. Times have changed.

  24. Man, if there’s an argument for salary inflation, Lacy is it.

    He had a great game against my Bears last year, but otherwise has been solidly mediocre for the last 2 years. Maybe a change of scenery will help, but… man… 267… that’s not good… Pete Carroll isn’t stupid… what does Seattle see in this guy that I don’t?

  25. Fortunately for Eddie, the prominent local fauna that he most resembled in both Wisconsin (Holstein Friesian) and Seattle (orca) have exactly the same color scheme, so that should make things a little easier.

  26. Highly doubtful Seattle paid him $5.5 million with $3 million guaranteed if he weighed 267. Looking at the photo of him at the airport, I’d say more like 237. Wake up Packer Nation. Not everything you read is true.

  27. I guess he didn’t take the Tonyism’s to heart.

    Water break….but don’t be going down the hall and getting a Crispy Cream.

    I’m having Lobster Bisque, but it’s not for me.

    Hamburger bad fries bad, coca-cola bad….There I said it. Drink your water people

    Don’t go grab a pastrami sandwich

    Tip of the day- Don’t smash your face!

  28. Guess losing TJ Lang wasn’t that bad. Lacy will make a pretty good guard. By the time the season starts he should be close to 300 pounds.

  29. With Lacy’s eye for eating – coupled with that horrible o-line that they really haven’t addressed this offseason – I can see lacy getting stopped at the line of scrimmage more often than not.

  30. “Eddie is the one laughing…all the way to the bank.”

    That’s true but…..do you think he’ll get out of his car and walk in to cash the check or do you think he’ll use the drive through for convenience? He probably hit up Taco Bell on the way there so my guess is he will use the drive through teller. Also how many suckers will he request? You know the ones the give to little kids when they go to the bank with their parents? How many will he take?

  31. As a white, privileged male, i am offended that it is okay for society to make fun of a man’s weight.

  32. Fake News !

    Eddy’s not fat – his hands just look small that’s all. He’ll be a yuge – YUGE addition to the backfield, and he’ll be the BEST EVER running back FOREVER, Trust me.

  33. They must have weighed him before he ate lunch.

    One good thing, if he doesn’t work out as a RB, they can use him as an “O” lineman.

  34. Thia is going to be one lard a** running back. This is one reason why the Packers soured on him along with injuries and reporting to camp overweight. Lacy just can’t stay out of the refrigerator. He will not last long in Seattle.

  35. There is room in today’s NFL for a big RB but the problem is, its called Full Back and they are supposed to block and be used for limited short yardage situations. Eddie fancies himself a RB and when he manages to get through a hole in the line, its good for 5 to 10 yards, not breaking it to the house like a good speed back could deliver.

    Good luck Seahawks because if he weighs 267 when he’s looking for a contract, what’s he going to weigh after his payday?

  36. stop comparing him to bettis.

    the bus was a one of a kind, and ya know, was actually good, HOF’er and a SB ring….

    he played back when running backs were, well, runners, unlike the namby pamby brady league of dink n dunk and hope for a flag…..we see today

  37. Hey, I had a buddy that played point guard at 314….and played well….in college! He was light on his feet…..kinda like a hippo, underwater lol!

  38. Blount is bug, fast and hard to stop in the open field. Lacy is overweight, slow and won’t see the open field at that weight.

  39. “the bus was a one of a kind, and ya know, was actually good, HOF’er”

    Bettis is the best argument there is for the HOF letting in undeserving players. You could argue he never even had an exceptional season, much less a career. Plus he’s an annoying look-at-me type.

  40. cheeseisfattening says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:10 PM
    So who is going to be Mike McCarthy’s public shaming punching bag now that Eddie Lacy has left Green Bay?
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    At least he’s public, unlike your anonymous fat-shaming “thing,” your signature “schtick.”

  41. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:44 PM
    In all seriousness, can Seattle’s offensive line open a hole wide enough for Lacy to get through?

    ROFL ! now that’s funny !!!

  42. “Last year, he played at 234, or at least that’s what they listed him at. It may have been generous.”

    It MAY have been generous??

    Who can say for sure what weight Lacey played at recently? (The “casual racist” reporter who originated the story. maybe?)

    Teams frequently lie about those weights. I’ll bet there were more than a few ball carriers over the years who actually weighed that much or more.

    What does it matter anyway? It’s obvious the Seahawks saw exactly what they were looking for when they signed Lacey. Otherwise why would they have bothered to get in a bidding war for him.

    But I guess I may be missing the point, and that the main purpose for this article is to give a bunch of comics a chance to post fat jokes.

  43. With Lacy’s eye for eating – coupled with that horrible o-line that they really haven’t addressed this offseason – I can see lacy getting stopped at the line of scrimmage more often than not.

  44. Poor Guy, he’s a big boy, I’d just want him to be able to carry the ball 25+ times a game and leave it at that. If he can do it at 275 with a 4 yard average so be it.

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