Remember all those offseason updates about Eddie Lacy dropping weight because of P90X workouts and pick-up basketball with Dane Cook? Yeah, well seven weeks into the season Eddie is apparently back to his original form.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, Eddie is back up to 255-265 pounds (he was reportedly around 240 pounds at Packers OTAs):
Yes, for all the offseason stories about Eddie Lacy following a more strict diet regimen, his weight definitely has returned to the 2015 frame when team sources say he was anywhere from 255 to 265 pounds. But unless somebody ties his latest foot/ankle injury to his extra pounds, it has been difficult to argue with the results this season. Lacy is averaging 5.1 yards per carry in 2016.
Even if Eddie is back on the China Food diet, you can’t exactly knock his play this season. If anything it seems like he should’ve gotten the ball more with the chunks of yardage he was gaining per carry.
Unfortunately it doesn’t matter now with Eddie headed to the IR because of ankle surgery.