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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.

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99 Responses to “Report: Eddie Lacy weighed 267 on a free agent visit”
  1. The Phantom Stranger says: Mar 14, 2017 1:28 PM

    How does this guy get $5.5 million from anybody?

  2. dtp15 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:29 PM

    plug that hole

  3. Bob Loblaw says: Mar 14, 2017 1:29 PM

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

    “Dak Prescott is “just a winner,” “

  4. joetoronto says: Mar 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    What an idiot, imagine what he’s going to weigh when he retires.

  5. contra74 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    In all fairness….leaving Green Bay at 267 puts you a bit on the slim side.

  6. reverend5150 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    Sounds like he’s been keeping both of his ankles elevated this offseason

  7. abqpacker says: Mar 14, 2017 1:31 PM

    As a Packer fan I don’t always appreciate McGinn – but he has great sources and is usually right.

  8. seattlerogueburner says: Mar 14, 2017 1:32 PM

    Feast Mode!

  9. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 14, 2017 1:32 PM

    Good luck Seattle!

  10. vikes89allday says: Mar 14, 2017 1:34 PM

    Vikings shoulda signed him for the o-line..

  11. qbarrel says: Mar 14, 2017 1:34 PM

    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.

  12. Adam McCune says: Mar 14, 2017 1:34 PM

    MARSHAWN LUNCH!

  13. PFTCommentSectionIsFullOfBigotry says: Mar 14, 2017 1:36 PM

    A football player over weight? WOW what’s new? I see you Jerome Bettis!!!

  14. Hawknballs says: Mar 14, 2017 1:36 PM

    Maybe the Seahawks plan to make him an offensive lineman.

  15. 6thsense10 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:38 PM

    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

  16. nfloracle says: Mar 14, 2017 1:38 PM

    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.

  17. 440Barracuda says: Mar 14, 2017 1:39 PM

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. The Phantom Stranger says: Mar 14, 2017 1:43 PM

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

    That’s gotta hurt.

  20. 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?

  21. judsonjr says: Mar 14, 2017 1:45 PM

    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.

  22. pau49ers says: Mar 14, 2017 1:46 PM

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

  23. stellarperformance says: Mar 14, 2017 1:47 PM

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

  24. InLavonteWeTrust says: Mar 14, 2017 1:50 PM

    And he was probably trying to make a good first impression…. he’ll be sub 300 by OTAs

  25. raidernation707 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:51 PM

    Maybe they got him to play RT

  26. eatme2259 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:51 PM

    267!!! Wow just wow.

    Wonder what his 40 time is now, if he can still run 40 yards.

  27. wib22 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:55 PM

    Surprised the mortician spielman didn’t sign him.

  28. jgedgar70 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:57 PM

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

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

  29. petersjeffrey36 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:57 PM

    well he has proven that he can still run effectively at that weight (yes check per carry on the last two years) problem is can he stay healthy at that weight

  30. milkcan44 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:57 PM

    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.

  31. Randy says: Mar 14, 2017 1:58 PM

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

  32. questionableopinion says: Mar 14, 2017 2:01 PM

    267 pounds of nothing but muscle, haters.

  33. vikegang says: Mar 14, 2017 2:01 PM

    Little did anyone realize that Lacy’s visit to Minnesota was actually because there’s a need at right guard for the Vikings.

  34. mdsayre says: Mar 14, 2017 2:01 PM

    FEAST MODE

  35. coltsreign says: Mar 14, 2017 2:02 PM

    Maybe if he hits 1000+yards and 10+ TD
    There is a life time supply of pie for him

  36. PhD says: Mar 14, 2017 2:02 PM

    It gets cold in GB. Eddie’s just trying to keep warm.

  37. localoutlaw says: Mar 14, 2017 2:05 PM

    “Feast Mode!”

  38. funshipm174 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:06 PM

    A lot of good salmon in Seattle, good for the diet!

  39. contract says: Mar 14, 2017 2:07 PM

    It worked for Jerome Bettis.

  40. 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.

  41. nathanp2013 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:09 PM

    Eddie “The Refrigerator” Lacy

  42. cantonbound13 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:10 PM

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement for beach body.

  43. learysdisciples says: Mar 14, 2017 2:11 PM

    This is fat shaming. Who cares about his weight?

  44. nathanp2013 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:11 PM

    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.

  45. truthbetold109 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:14 PM

    Rumor has it that the vikings offered him more but he took less money to sign with the Seahawks!

  46. jmethane says: Mar 14, 2017 2:15 PM

    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.

  47. pryrates2020 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:17 PM

    Vikings fans dodged a bullet. A fat bullet.

  48. omeimontis says: Mar 14, 2017 2:20 PM

    By the time training camp opens, he should weigh around 290, and they can shift him to the O line.

  49. nookers says: Mar 14, 2017 2:22 PM

    Once you go fat, you never go back.

  50. minnesotamuggs says: Mar 14, 2017 2:22 PM

    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.

    ========================================

    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.

  51. unprovenprophet says: Mar 14, 2017 2:22 PM

    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.

    —–

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

  52. pryrates2020 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:23 PM

    Lacy didn’t come to MN to visit the Vikings. He heard there was a Denny’s over here that servers extra big portions.

  53. thoughtlessintheextreme says: Mar 14, 2017 2:24 PM

    From Battering Ram to Buttering Ham…

  54. gmen5280 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:24 PM

    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.

  55. pryrates2020 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:24 PM

    Lacy better be careful before he tests positive… For Type II diabetes

  56. pryrates2020 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:26 PM

    I heard Eddie Lacy was a running back… to Popeyes to get another bucket of chicken.

  57. uglydingo says: Mar 14, 2017 2:34 PM

    Heavy bones.

  58. mistyzhang says: Mar 14, 2017 2:35 PM

    He’s converting to gaurd. Much cheaper than Lang would have been. You genius Pete!

  59. aarons444 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:38 PM

    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.”

  60. bigj67 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:40 PM

    I love these comments. Hilarious lol

  61. maust1013 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:41 PM

    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

  62. tremoluxman says: Mar 14, 2017 2:43 PM

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

  63. walk929501 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:46 PM

    12th…and 13th man.

  64. tformation says: Mar 14, 2017 2:47 PM

    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?

  65. grimnancy says: Mar 14, 2017 2:47 PM

    Obese Mode

  66. possumsauce says: Mar 14, 2017 2:50 PM

    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.

  67. dbara43 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:52 PM

    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.

  68. pancaketaco says: Mar 14, 2017 2:53 PM

    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!

  69. gblawdog says: Mar 14, 2017 2:53 PM

    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.

  70. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Mar 14, 2017 2:53 PM

    marshmallow lacy wont be the fist player to eat himself out of the league

  71. mezanine10 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:55 PM

    In a related story, Lacy’s agent is William Perry.

  72. sb44champs says: Mar 14, 2017 2:56 PM

    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.

  73. mistyzhang says: Mar 14, 2017 2:59 PM

    “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?

  74. indywilson40 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:04 PM

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

  75. headwoundharry says: Mar 14, 2017 3:05 PM

    Yikes! That is insane rb weight!

  76. 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?

  77. orcahawk says: Mar 14, 2017 3:22 PM

    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.

  78. djvh2 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:25 PM

    He still looks skinny when standing next to McCarthy.

  79. schmitty2 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:28 PM

    If he comes in on passing downs will he have to report as an “eligible receiver”?

  80. docr8der says: Mar 14, 2017 3:29 PM

    Seattle whiffs on AP & Murray, yet signs Lacy.
    Strange FA season

  81. nyneal says: Mar 14, 2017 3:31 PM

    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.

  82. sdchicken says: Mar 14, 2017 3:33 PM

    He can play guard

  83. motsuret06 says: Mar 14, 2017 3:35 PM

    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.

  84. tqaztec says: Mar 14, 2017 3:36 PM

    Pete will still pass on first and goal at the one.

  85. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 14, 2017 3:45 PM

    Fat shaming is bullying.

  86. whatjusthapped says: Mar 14, 2017 3:54 PM

    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?

  87. pryrates2020 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:02 PM

    MN and the Packers offered him more money, but Pete Carrol shook a bag at him that had a McRib in it, and well, the rest is history.

  88. aarons444 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:05 PM

    So who is going to be Mike McCarthy’s public shaming punching bag now
    ===

    Dom Capers, hopefully…….

  89. ftomasic1961 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:09 PM

    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

  90. truevision21 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:09 PM

    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!

  91. nhpats says: Mar 14, 2017 4:19 PM

    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.

  92. djvh2 says: Mar 14, 2017 4:35 PM

    “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.

  93. stellarperformance says: Mar 14, 2017 5:01 PM

    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?
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////

    At least he’s public, unlike your anonymous fat-shaming “thing,” your signature “schtick.”

  94. frozenstiff says: Mar 14, 2017 5:36 PM

    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 !!!

  95. nflrule says: Mar 14, 2017 5:57 PM

    The 12th,13th and 14th man

  96. aferraridriver says: Mar 14, 2017 6:35 PM

    Personally, with a few gift cards from McDonald’s, I think Eddie can hit 300 by the end of training camp.

  97. brucefan1 says: Mar 14, 2017 8:31 PM

    “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.

  98. sb44champs says: Mar 15, 2017 9:53 AM

    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.

  99. mdsayre says: Mar 15, 2017 3:13 PM

    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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