Some less than flattering images of Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy surfaced on Monday that raised some concerns and questions about the work ethic and preparation of the former Alabama star. However, Packers coach Mike McCarthy was quick to defend his running back and say that he is in good shape and working hard.
“Going through the conditioning test, he was fine. If we had any concern about any guys they wouldn’t be on the field,” McCarthy said, via Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com.
The photos of Lacy were apparently just from a “bad angle” because pictures that have surfaced since then show Lacy looking like normal, which is great news for fans that were worried their potential featured back was getting fat.
Lacy did have offseason toe surgery, so while he was recovering he did pack on a few extra pounds, but it is nothing like the photo from yesterday would have suggested.
Coming in to last month’s minicamp, Lacy weighed 238 pounds, which was seven pounds more than he weighed at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this year. But while he may have put on even a few more pounds, he should be able to work them off during training camp.