Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy (42) celebrates after a 20 yard touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers Beat Writer says Eddie Lacy will be Starter

The Green Bay Packers and All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers are dying for a running game to take some of the load off of his shoulders in 2013. After they watched the team’s best blind side protector, offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, go down with a season-ending ACL injury, it only enhanced the importance that the Packers establish a consistent running game in 2013.

The competition at running back features a pair of rookies in Alabama’s Eddie Lacy and UCLA’s Jonathan Franklin. Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky believes Eddie Lacy is the early favorite to start:


And despite missing practice today with what’s been called a sore hamstring, Demovsky remains confident Lacy is that favorite to start:

Running back Eddie Lacy, who appears to have wrapped up the starting job, missed his first practice of camp. McCarthy said the rookie has a hamstring injury but does not expect it to be a long-term issue.



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