Running backs Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise return next season, but the Seahawks demonstrated an interest in adding an established back prior to Lacy's signing. In 2015, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy needed to come back in better shape for the next season. "He's an exciting guy to add to the mix", Carroll said, per the team's official website. "Ain't nothing wrong with that". But there'll be a real concerted effort to make sure he's at his very best.
The Seahawks have found their free-agent running back, agreeing to terms with former Packer Eddie Lacy on a one-year deal that's reportedly worth up to $5.5 million, with $3 million guaranteed.
Lacy played at Alabama and was the second-to-last pick in the second round in the 2013 draft, one spot before the Seahawks chose Christine Michael.
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Seattle coach Pete Carroll didn't seem too concerned about Lacy's weight, saying, "I want him big". Which means he'll need to do something far more challenging than showing up and putting in the work in order to get the cash. "His offseason a year ago was not good enough, and he never recovered from it".
Lacy's already been denied with this Seattle signing and the league's current market for him the one event for which all football players sacrifice, play and practice through injuries and surgeries, do all their offseason training and ultimately risk their well-being playing football: that first, huge, multiyear free-agent contract with a huge signing bonus that sets the player and his family for life. According to ESPN Stats & Information, he's averaged 2.15 yards per rush after first contact since his rookie season in 2013, which is indicative of his ability to break tackles.
Seattle have been linked with a host of running backs since free agency began last Thursday and NFL Insider Ian Rapoport has confirmed that Charles will still visit the Pacific North West this week. Carroll seemed to admit that Lacy is not now at his target weight. This is a hard time for him because he's working some rehab, but he's well aware of what our expectations are and the standards we're setting. "I've always thought that's really valuable when you can have two guys or three guys that you can work, and we have not had any hesitation going back to our college days". This is a big deal for him, it's a one-year contract for him. No one that has seen Lacy play - and not play - the last two years expects those. If healthy and fit, Lacy is a proven productive runner. And he knows all of that. "And we'll do a nice job with that". Carroll said the 240-pound range would be more realistic. That may have been a goal.