On Tuesday, Lacy signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks that includes a potential bonus of $385,000 for hitting an undisclosed target weight.
The Seattle Seahawks now have a former Pro Bowl running back to team up with youngsters Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise on the ground.
Lacy followed this up with a second-straight 1,000-yard campaign in his sophomore season and has amassed over 4,400 total yards during his first four years in the NFL. In his five games, Lacy rushed for 360 yards and averaged 5.1 yards per carry, putting him on pace for 1,152 yards had he lasted the full season.
Lacy's already been denied with this Seattle signing and the league's current market for him the one event for which all football players sacrifice, play and practice through injuries and surgeries, do all their offseason training and ultimately risk their well-being playing football: that first, huge, multiyear free-agent contract with a huge signing bonus that sets the player and his family for life.
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The running back weighed in at 267 pounds during one of his latest visits, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The running back's weight was a constant topic of discussion during his time with the Green Bay Packers. All things considered, it's a calculated bet to find out if Lacy can get his career back on track in 2017. Lacy, a former starter himself, will surely join that battle.
In a radio interview with KIRO in Seattle, coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks "want him big" but that they will have a plan for him to stay in the 240-pound range. "There's a weight in there that's a really good spot for him that he's working toward and we'll do a nice job with that". But he suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the fifth game.
They have been in contact with basically every unrestricted free agent of note to this point, and the deals they have secured with running back Eddie Lacy and lineman Luke Joeckel are limited investments that won't compromise them long term. "We would not have done this if we didn't have a really clear understanding of how we're going to go forward". Seattle hosted Adrian Peterson on Monday and was set to meet with Jamaal Charles later in the week. He said Lacy understands that in order for him to cash in after a one-year deal, he must be in shape and have a big year. This is a big deal for him.