Lacy's offseason goal is to lose 30 pounds through a fitness training program, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Lacy was listed at 234 pounds this season, but appeared far heavier and less explosive than during his previous two NFL campaigns. That extra weight limited Lacy to just five touchdowns during the regular season, when didn't manage a single rush of over 30 yards. As Lacy now looks forward to the final year of his rookie contract, the Packers hope he'll lose up to 30 pounds in order to regain some of the dynamism he's flashed in past seasons.
Lacy's conditioning is an area the Packers believe he needs to improve this offseason, ESPN.com reports. Lacy's conditioning last offseason "was not good enough", according to coach Mike McCarthy, who also said Lacy "cannot play at the weight he was at this year" next season. To McCarthy's point, an out-of-shape Lacy managed only 758 rushing yards and three touchdowns this season, representing significant drop-offs after a promising first couple campaigns. With McCarthy's message clear, it'll be interesting to monitor Lacy's workout regimen this offseason.
Lacy gained 89 yards on 12 carries and secured both of his targets for two yards in Saturday's 26-20 divisional round overtime loss to the Cardinals. The 25-year-old's final rushing stat line looked impressive, but was largely boosted by a game-long 61-yard run. Lacy was otherwise stymied by the Cardinals' tough front seven, and couldn't contribute anything in the passing game. The disappointing loss puts an end to a mediocre season for the third-year pro, one in which he struggled with his weight, injuries and a missed curfew. Although he managed three 100-yard performances, Lacy set career-low figures in rushing attempts, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and receptions in 2015.
Lacy (rib) is listed as active Saturday at Arizona, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. As long as the Packers' season remains alive, Lacy has acknowledged that he'll be playing though a rib injury, which has resulted in an average of 12 carries per game over the last four. Even in a timeshare with James Starks, though, Lacy has totaled 180 rushing yards, 35 receiving yards, and two touchdowns during that run.
Lacy (ribs) is listed as probable ahead of Saturday's playoff game against the Cardinals, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports. Lacy was limited earlier in the week due to his lingering rib problem, but is still expected to play Saturday night in Arizona. Should Lacy feel any ill-effects from his injury, teammate James Starks represents a proven alternative in the Packers' backfield heading into this weekend.
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