Seahawks sign former Packers RB Eddie Lacy to reported one-year deal
The Seattle Seahawks have running backs Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise at the top of their depth chart, but their backfield is about to get even more crowded.
According to his agency, Eddie Lacy is signing with the Seahawks.
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Per ESPN, it’s a one-year, $5.55 million deal with $3 million guaranteed.
Eddie Lacy's deal in Seattle: 1 year, $5.55M with $3M fully guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2017
Lacy, 26, has been a huge disappointment the past two years after rushing for more than 1,100 yards in each of his first two years with the Packers. Weight gain and an ankle injury played significant roles in his struggles, but he’s hoping to put those issues behind him.
He reportedly hasn’t curbed his weight issue just yet, though, weighing 267 for one of the teams he visited.
RB Eddie Lacy visited Sea (his new team), Minn and GB in the last wk. For one of the three teams Lacy weighed 267. Listed last year at 234.
— Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) March 14, 2017
Unfortunately, Seattle’s offensive line is not nearly as strong as Green Bay’s and he’ll have serious competition in Rawls and Prosise. It remains to be seen how the Seahawks will manage each player’s workload, but it’ll be difficult to get all of them touches.
Seattle also expressed interest in free agents Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles but ultimately settled on the younger and likely cheaper Lacy.