Lacy's 2.59 yards per carry was the lowest in the league this season among players with at least 50 rushing attempts, as he was arguably the NFL's worst running back.
Lacy, who signed an incentive-laden one-year deal, was a colossal bust for the Seahawks. Despite the team's bare cupboard at running back, he didn't play in seven games, a healthy scratch in all but one of the five games he was inactive. The Seahawks might as well have released him as he had one carry in December. He had only four runs longer than 10 yards among his 69 rushes and didn't score for the second consecutive season. Not only won't he be back with the Seahawks, his career could be over.
Lacy is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, the Seattle Times reports.
With Lacy a healthy scratch Sunday, the Seahawks will roll with a Week 16 backfield comprised of Mike Davis, J.D. McKissic and Thomas Rawls.
Lacy (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest at Jacksonville.
The absence marks the third time the Browns have deemed Lacy a healthy scratch. More than likely, the Seahawks will rely on Mike Davis as the lead back and J.D. McKissic for obvious passing downs, but Thomas Rawls will be around to spell the duo.
Lacy had a three-yard run during Seattle's 24-10 win over the Eagles.
Lacy's time atop Seattle's depth chart was apparently short-lived. The Alabama product worked a three-yard carry late in the first quarter and never touched the ball again after seeing 20 touches last week. Lacy's demotion cannot be a complete surprise as the veteran has averaged just 2.6 yards per carry this season and has just one game in which he averaged more than 3.5 yards per carry. Still, the precipitous drop is notable, going from starter to three offensive touches in the course of a week.
Lacy ran for 46 yards on 17 carries and added three catches for 15 yards during Sunday's 24-13 win over San Francisco.
Sunday was Lacy's heaviest workload of the season by a full eight touches and was the first time since Week 7 that Lacy cracked double digits in touches. Seattle needs a consistent running threat outside of quarterback Russell Wilson. The team certainly leaned heavily on Lacy on Sunday, but is his sixth straight game of under 3.5 yards per carry enough to keep J.D. McKissic off the field?
Head coach Pete Carroll suggested to Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle that Lacy will start at running back Monday against the Falcons.
The Seahawks have made Thomas Rawls a healthy scratch for the second time this season, leaving Lacy, J.D. McKissic and Mike Davis as the only RBs on the active roster. Among the trio, Lacy is the best bet for work on first and second down and perhaps at the goal line. If he can't muster more than his 2.7 YPC on the season, though, Seattle's ground game may continue to sputter outside of Russell Wilson.
Lacy (groin) was absent from Saturday's injury report and is in line to play Monday night against the Falcons, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Lacy missed last Thursday's win over the Cardinals with a groin injury but is now set to return to the field Monday night after logging full practices throughout the week. While he could take over starting responsibilities from Thomas Rawls, it seems more likely that the pair will split carries considering they're both averaging around eight carries per game this season.
Lacy (groin) logged a full practice Friday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports.
Prior to the Seahawks' first practice of the week Thursday, head coach Pete Carroll intimated that Lacy would be able to return from a one-game absence Monday against the Falcons, and the running back's full session Friday seemingly validates that sentiment. Assuming he incurs no setbacks prior to the Week 11 matchup, Lacy might take back starting duties from Thomas Rawls, but the two could end up splitting the carries in a fairly even fashion unless one one of the backs performs dramatically better than the other early on in the contest.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that Lacy (groin) should be available for Monday's game against the Falcons, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
According to Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle, Lacy is set to practice Thursday, though it's unclear if he'll be a limited or full participant in the session. Either way, Lacy seems to have made steady progress in his recovery from the right groin strain, which prevented him from playing on a short week in last Thursday's win over the Cardinals. Thomas Rawls served as the Seahawks' lead back in Week 10 and underwhelmed with 27 yards on 10 carries and 12 yards on two receptions, so expect a healthy Lacy to at least settle back into a timeshare with Rawls.
Lacy (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday's game at Arizona, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Lacy's inability to practice during a short week forced the Seahawks' hand. The absence will mark his third of the season, allowing Thomas Rawls to serve as the lead back Thursday. Potentially throwing a wrench into Rawls earning most of the offensive snaps out of the backfield is the return of C.J. Prosise (ankle), whose pass-catching prowess could keep the former contained to a two-down role.
Lacy (groin) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expressed concern following Sunday's loss to the Redskins that Lacy may not be able to shake off the injury in time to play on a short week, and the running back's lack of involvement in Monday's walkthrough and Tuesday's practice only supports that sentiment. If Lacy isn't ready to go for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Thomas Rawls would pick up the start and likely handle the bulk of the carries, with C.J. Prosise and J.D. McKissic slated to see most of the snaps out of the backfield on passing downs.
Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he doesn't "know yet" if Lacy (groin) will be active Thursday at Arizona, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Set for a lead role Sunday against the Redskins, Lacy muscled through 11 offensive snaps before departing in the second quarter with a strained right groin. Thereafter, the offense largely depending on Russell Wilson's right arm and legs, but Thomas Rawls still contributed nine carries for 39 yards and two receptions (on two targets) for 31 yards. An active Lacy likely won't threaten Rawls' current standing as the healthiest running back in Seattle. Rather, C.J. Prosise is poised for a return, which could cut into the workload of both Rawls and an available Lacy.
Lacy strained his right groin Sunday against the Redskins and is doubtful to return, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Given the first shot to lead the Seahawks backfield, Lacy turned six rushes into 20 yards and reeled in his only target for 14 yards. His second-quarter departure paved the way for Thomas Rawls and J.D. McKissic to pick up touches, which will likely continue until the end of the game with C.J. Prosise (ankle) absent once again.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell both suggested that Lacy will serve as Seattle's featured back Sunday against the Redskins, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. "We're going to start with Eddie and let him go a little bit and see where it goes from there," said Bevell. "Going to see a lot of Eddie this week," Carroll added.
Unable to establish a running game with a committee approach in their last three games, the Seahawks apparently want to give Lacy a shot in a featured role, though his season mark of 2.6 yards per carry is an obvious invitation for skepticism. The Seahawks did improve their struggling offensive line by acquiring left tackle Duane Brown from the Texans at the trade deadline, and a matchup with the injury-riddled Redskins could lead to a run-heavy approach in the second half even if Lacy gets off to a slow start. The Seahawks are still likely to lean on C.J. Prosise (ankle) or J.D. McKissic on passing downs, but it sounds as if Lacy could take on most of Thomas Rawls' usual share of the rushing workload.
Seahawks head coach Pete Caroll said Lacy will be prominently featured in the game plan Sunday against the Redskins, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Lacy was denied any yardage on six carries in Sunday's 41-38 win over the Texans, but his main competition for touches out of the backfield, Thomas Rawls, actually fared a bit worse by losing a yard on six totes of his own. While Carroll seems to be hinting that Lacy has moved ahead of Rawls in the pecking order, both running backs should get carries Sunday against a solid Washington run defense. Even after adding offensive tackle Duane Brown at the trade deadline, Seattle seemingly lacks the requisite personnel to establish a consistent running game. The one thing working in Lacy and Rawls' favor is quarterback Russell Wilson's ability to draw attention from the defense.
Lacy took six carries for no gain in Sunday's 41-38 win over the Texans.
Thomas Rawls somehow managed an even uglier stat line, losing a yard on his six carries. As part of a committee backfield in an offense that can only move the ball through the air, Lacy can't be counted on for much in a Week 9 matchup with the Redskins.
Lacy had nine touches for 43 yards in Seattle's win Sunday at the Giants.
Thomas Rawls (12 touches, 50 yards) started and looked quicker than Lacy, but the results weren't much different. Lacy had 24 yards in the first quarter but only 10 thereafter. Both had two carries inside the 10-yard line, though neither scored. Rawls played 30 snaps to J.D. McKissic's 23 (5-33) and Lacy's 21. C.J. Prosise, coming off an ankle injury, played two snaps before aggravating the injury. Lacy doesn't offer much, other than minimal insurance should Rawls get injured again. But the two will continue to share touches, for now at least.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Lacy and Thomas Rawls will both share the workload fairly evenly to compensate for the likely season-ending injury to Chris Carson (lower leg/ankle), Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. "There's no reason to have any criteria for [who starts and who doesn't] right now because we like our guys, and really, equal status now is good for us," Carroll said of Lacy and Rawls. "We'll see how they do."
Carroll's comments about "equal status" were more or less supported by how he doled out the offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Rams, the first game the Seahawks played without the services of Carson. Lacy received the start in the contest, but played 19 snaps and gained 28 total yards on 10 touches, while Rawls received 32 snaps and picked up 39 total yards on 15 touches. Both players' uninspiring showings allowed neither to create much separation from the other, so the duo once again appears poised to split the bulk of the carries in Week 6 against the Giants. However, don't be surprised if Carroll eventually settles on one of the two as the lead back if Lacy dramatically outperforms Rawls, or vice versa.
The Seahawks are planning to treat Lacy as their starting running back during Sunday's game against the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Lacy received the start in the Seahawks' season-opening loss to the Packers, but plummeted down the depth chart after gaining only three yards on five carries in that contest. Following inactive statuses in back-to-back weeks, Lacy suited up in last Sunday's win over the Colts and was able to capitalize on his second chance after starter Chris Carson suffered a high-ankle sprain and lower-leg fracture in that contest, resulting in Carson's placement on injured reserve earlier this week. In relief of Carson, Lacy tallied 52 yards on 11 totes (4.7 yards per carry), which evidently made a positive impression on the Seahawks' coaching staff. While Lacy should handle the majority of the Seahawks' carries in Week 5, it may not be by an overwhelming amount, as it's still expected that Thomas Rawls will have a role in the offense as the team looks to replace Carson's production.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Lacy and Thomas Rawls will split the rushing workload with Chris Carson (leg, ankle) likely out for the season, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Rawls was a healthy scratch for Sunday's 46-18 win over the Colts, but that may have had more to do with his lack of pass-catching ability than anything else. The Seahawks didn't want to keep both Rawls and Lacy active behind Carson, and it made sense to go with Lacy -- the better pass catcher of the two -- in the absence of C.J. Prosise (ankle). With Carson now on injured reserve with Prosise on track to return to action in Week 5 against the Rams, it's unclear if Lacy or Rawls will get the first crack at the lead role. Both should have a part in the game plan Sunday in Los Angeles, so this should be a fluid situation.