RB Eddie Lacy leaving Packers for Seattle
The Green Bay Packers will have a new No. 1 running back in 2017.
The agent for Eddie Lacy announced on Twitter on Tuesday that the former Packers second-round pick has agreed to terms with Seattle.
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Lacy, an unrestricted free agent, had also taken visits to Minnesota and Green Bay, the latter of which likely was to take a physical to ensure he was in good health. Lacy had ankle surgery in October and was placed on injured reserved after playing in just five games and rushing for 360 yards.
Multiple reports have Lacy signing a one-year contract with the Seahawks worth $5.55 million with $3 million guaranteed. In Seattle, Lacy joins Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise in the backfield, although both of those players also had injury issues in 2016.
In four seasons with Green Bay, Lacy rushed for 3,435 yards — which ranks 10th on Green Bay’s all-time list — on 788 carries (4.4 average) with 23 touchdowns and also caught 101 passes for 900 yards and 6 TDs. He rushed for over 1,100 yards in each of his first two seasons.
With Lacy leaving, John Starks and Christine Michael unrestricted free agents and John Crockett not tendered a contract, that leaves Green Bay with two running backs on its roster: converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery and Don Jackson, an undrafted free agent who had 10 carries for 32 yards in 2016. However, this year’s draft is considered very deep at running back.
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