Eddie Lacy has agreed to his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers. Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette sent out the news via Twitter today and reported that it was first announced by ESPN.
Per the new CBA, all rookie contracts are for four years with the exception of first round selections. Lacy was a second round pick in this year’s draft. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed and the team will likely make an announcement of the deal on Thursday of this week.
This leaves first round pick Datone Jones as the Packers’ only unsigned draftee. The team must sign Jones for a minimum of four years, but may opt to add a fifth year to the deal, should those terms be agreeable.——————
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10 thoughts on “Green Bay Packers Sign Eddie Lacy”
excited to see that he signed finally. Nothing yet on injuries hanging around. So it looks good.
One guy (forgot who, lol) said that the Packers have the potential to have the best run game in the NFL next season. While I immediately waved that off as an exaggeration, I also realized there’s some truth to what he said. On paper, they have three young running backs that run hard, and now they’re switching things up on the offensive line.
While we’re not gonna run the ball 25-30 times a game, we now have what it takes to average 5 yards a carry, and that fact ALONE could make the difference between winning 3-5 regular season games and even winning the Super Bowl.
Don’t be surprised if the Packers start scoring like they did in 2011.
The guys who have been moved around on the OL are still the same guys that haven’t been able to run block for the last couple years.
i doubt having them switch sides is going to change that.
we’re gonna get to see how effective Lacy’s spin move is when he has to do it 3 yards behind the line of scrimmage.
You’re like a constant downer aren’t you?
I wish Eddie Lacy well and hope that he has a great and long career as a Packer. The Denver Post recently reported, though, that the Broncos passed on Lacy to select Montee Ball because they were concerned that Lacy’s fused toe surgery could cause him problems in 2 to 3 years. They thought that Ball was the safer pick. Interestingly, a doctor from the Steadman Clinic in Vail assisted in Lacy’s surgery. The Broncos head team physician — Dr. Martin Boublik — is an orthopedic surgeon at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Denver. Did the Broncos have medical information that the Packers’ medical staff didn’t have? Time will tell.
Lacy was, by and large, a value pick in 2. After passing on him in 1, along with every other team and sliding back in 2, he was still there. We can arm chair it 2-3 years from now and say “they should have taken this guy”, but that can apply to any draftee. The Franklin pick in 4 also indicates that GB isn’t hinging their future in the backfield on Lacy. Right now, both have an equal chance of nabbing a big role in this year’s run game.
As far as the health knowledge, it’s a fair point. Just yesterday on NFL Radio, former Colts GM Bill Polian discussed how Indy had taken Patriots and former U of Arizona TE Rob Gronkowski off of their draft board back in 2010. They did so because of another disc issue with his back that he dealt with in 2009. Their doctors thought there was a risk of further injury and ultimately, a risk to his long-term future. For his first two seasons, he had everyone questioning why there were so many concerns and why he wasn’t a first rounder. Now? Those questions are valid once again. We may be seeing an unfortunate slide and stifling of what could have been a great career.
What will the case be with Lacy and his foot? Only time will tell. I still liked the pick for where they got him.
How many NFL backs have productive careers longer than 5 years?
Thats why you usually don’t fraft RB high in the draft. That said Lacy wss still a good pick in late 2nd.
You never know what will happen in the NFL.
Let’s take ex-Packer (man I’m so sad typing that) Nick Collins. Without him, it’s pretty safe to say, no Super Bowl victory for the Packers.Without him in 2011? A defense goes from pretty good to godawful (okay, yes there’s Jenkins and other variables). He went for a tackle on a guy and out of a total fluke thing, his career is over.
But because he was there in 2010, he helped bring a Lombardi back to title town. It’s the difference of one year and one player.
Point being, Lacy could come in, run roughshod over the league, catapult the Packers back to the Super Bowl, and get hit by a bus the day after the game is played.
At the end of the day, you never know what’s going to happen.
And as Jason said, the Packers got an high value pick (and a need) at a skill position. They made out like thieves with Lacy and Franklin and Packers nation should be extremely excited about the prospects.
Yeah, you never know. Some guy named Brett Favre failed his physical with GB but Wolf still made the trade. And guys with no health history have career enders early on (T. Murphy, Collins come to mind).
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