Free agent RB Eddie Lacy mentioned during an interview on Adam Schefter’s “Know Them From Adam” podcast that the Packers have been “very vocal” about bringing him back next year.
“Talking to my agent, the Packers have been very vocal about having me back there,” Lacy said.
Some have suggested that with Lacy coming off of a season limited by injury and the fact that he’s dealt with weight issues in the past, he may have to accept a one-year, prove-it contract and reestablish his value.
According to Lacy, his focus is on getting in the best shape possible for whoever he’s playing for next year.
“I’m trying not to think about all of that right now,” Lacy said. “I’m just trying to make sure whether I end up in Green Bay or somewhere, I’m in the best shape or I’m in the best position I can be in personally, so when it’s time for me to contribute to whatever team that it is that they’re getting 100 percent of me.”
The Packers lost Lacy for the season to an ankle injury. Lacy explained that in total the healing process will be around 4-6 months.
“My healing process is 4-6 months, on the 26th [of February] it [was] the fourth month,” Lacy said. “I’m going to try and go out and run, but if it’s not comfortable then I’m just going to continue doing what I’ve been doing. But by April, whenever I have to report, I should be able to go out and do everything.”
Lacy, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Packers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3.392 million contract and is now in position to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
The Packers placed him on injured reserve back in October with a foot injury that required surgery.
In 2016, Lacy rushed for 360 yards on 71 carries (5.1 YPC) to go along with four receptions for 28 yards receiving and no touchdowns.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.