By the end of the 2015 season, Eddie Lacy’s weight issues were a hot topic in Green Bay.
Two months after Lacy’s former college coach Nick Saban reportedly told the Packers to sit their starting running back, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy publicly addressed the situation.
“I think I’m stating the obvious,” coach Mike McCarthy said last month. “His offseason last year was not good enough and he never recovered from it. I had a chance to talk to Eddie today and that was pretty much the majority of our whole conversation. So he has to get it done because he cannot play at the weight that he played at this year.”
Monday, more news broke: The team is asking Lacy to lose 30 pounds before autumn, according to a tweet from Ian Rapoport.
Lacy’s official weight was listed at 234 pounds going into the past season, but he appeared way over that number for much of the year, with the added poundage making him noticeably slower in the open field.
Rapoport reports Lacy has agreed to the new weight-loss plan.
“He’s committed to it,” Rapoport wrote, “thru [sic] camp or fitness program.”