So much for Eddie Lacy’s weight loss.
Lacy, the Packers running back who was called out by coach Mike McCarthy last season for being overweight, spent much of the offseason working on trimming down. And that reportedly worked, with Lacy getting close to his target weight of 231 pounds, which is what he weighed at the Scouting Combine before the Packers chose him in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft.
Now Lacy has apparently gained all the weight back. ESPN reports that Lacy is back to his 2015 playing weight of 255 to 265 pounds. That suggests he lost around 30 pounds early in the offseason and then gained around 30 pounds in just the last few months.
Despite that extra girth, Lacy got off to a good start this season, carrying 71 times for 360 yards, with a career-high 5.1 yards a carry. Unfortunately, Lacy is now expected to miss a few games with an ankle injury, which may make it even harder for him to shed the excess weight.