Eddie Lacy works out for Ravens

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Eddie Lacy is trying to get back into the NFL.

Lacy, the running back who was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013, had a workout with the Ravens today, a league source tells PFT.

The 28-year-old Lacy once appeared to be one of the best young running backs in the NFL, a second-round pick of the Packers in 2013 who topped 1,100 rushing yards in each of his first two NFL seasons. But the Packers began to use him less amid talk that he was overweight and out of shape, and his 2016 season, which was cut short by an ankle injury, turned out to be his last in Green Bay.

He signed with the Seahawks in 2017 but was a big disappointment, gaining just 179 yards on 69 carries. He was out of the NFL in 2018.

If Lacy is in shape, he’s still young enough that he might find himself getting another chance. The Ravens are looking to build a run-first offense and may be the team that decides to give him that chance.

45 responses to “Eddie Lacy works out for Ravens

  1. Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon can run circles around Lacy, literally. The Alabama to-be rookies I can get as far as doing your due dilligence. I have no idea what DeCosta is doing here.

  2. Clock his time to the line of scrimage with an hour glass.
    Three steps and a lifetime of tackles for a loss.

  3. “He signed with the Seahawks in 2017 but was a big disappointment, gaining just 179 yards on 69 carries.”

    Yeah, all that at $5.5M for making an appearance in 9 games.

    Not one of Seattle’s best moves.

  4. They were often compared and rivals early in their careers with Pack fans and Steelers fans thinking they got the better guy. And they were both out of the NFL in ’18.

    But L. Bell lost a lot of weight coming out of MSU at the Steelers insistence. Must have glommed to Lacy.

  5. And that’s the last time you’ll see “Eddy Lacey” and “works out” in the same sentence.

  6. To use the logic of those supporting Leveon Bell’s decision to hold out in 2018, Lacy should actually be a better player since he doesn’t have the wear and tear of a typical 28 year old RB.

  7. As a Vikings fan I hated playing against this guy. He was really a load to stop. He could run through and over as many people as he ran around. Then within a year or two he was gone. I was glad to see him go. But I wish him luck with his come back. The financial value of running backs has gone down, but someone is always looking for a veteran back. Good luck EL.

  8. Not too quick to the line of scrimmage but world record holder in the sofa to fridge dash

  9. “Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon can run circles around Lacy, literally. The Alabama to-be rookies I can get as far as doing your due dilligence. I have no idea what DeCosta is doing here.”

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    clearly, Ozzie is still in the building and doing favors for Alabama guys. see Trent Richardson

  10. Perhaps he has been humbled and has taken his training more seriously now. If that is the case oh man that Raven run game could be devastating.

  11. Works out at OL? Or maybe the Ravens really are going full wishbone with Lacy in the FB role.

  12. I remember leading up the that draft and lacy went on record as saying one of his favorite pastimes was watching cartoons. He might have said something about Cheetos too.

    That is all I needed to know about the guy.

  13. I know its fun to poke fun at people but Eddie Lacy was fighting some mental problems and food was his vice.

    I watched a story on him and his family and what he has done for them. I really hope he gets to play again, if that is what he wants.

  14. No way I thought Eddie Lacy was only 28. Just seems so long ago that he was relevant. Dude basically ate himself out of the league.

  15. Eddie Lacy had one goal when he was on the Packers. He wanted to replace Gilbert Brown.

  16. If you see his Parents you can clearly tell that either trained behaviors or Hormone Imbalance and Genetics and Upbringing have been a battle for this guy his entire life. Depression,Anxiety are a vicious cycle and yet this Man has achieved more notoriety during his young life than 99.999% of you who bully him constantly. Has anyone considered how amazing it is that someone with a dietary like his had the college career he had and is still working out with NFL teams? There are plenty of players who aren’t on the TB12 method who have All-Pro Careers. There are players who eat poorly and workout less than Lacy too. Depression is a real bitch, being overweight is a bitch. Good Luck Eddie, prove them all wrong.

  17. Lacy’s battle with weight has been an issue for years. I hope he has been able to get it under control. Best of luck to him!

  18. With Lacy it wasn’t just his weight which prevented him from realizing his potential. He had something going on in his thought processes that just didn’t add up.

  19. Scott Thompson—Great Post! Wish I could say it will have an effect the asinine posters who think they are being funny. But ignorance just breeds more ignorance.

  20. I wish him success. He has overcome many obstacles and difficulties. His only future in the NFL will be to overcome the naysayers, and percivere.

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