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Eddie Lacy feeling more 'natural' heading into third NFL season

Eddie Lacy rushed for 2,317 yards his first two NFL seasons.

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Things have started to settle down for Eddie Lacy. The Packers running back feels more at ease as he prepares for his third season in the NFL.

"I'm definitely a lot more comfortable and more natural when it comes to running the ball." Lacy told

If Lacy wasn't comfortable during the early portion of his career, it's hard to tell. The 25-year-old holds the franchise record for rushing yards (2,317) and total touchdowns (24) in his first two seasons.

Lacy's anticipation as a runner has gotten better behind a stellar offensive line.

"Knowing where my guys are going to be, knowing when they're going to double-team, who they're coming off and when they're coming off."

The Packers will probably cut Lacy's carries the remaining three games of the preseason. Rajion Neal, Alonzo Harris and John Crockett are all fighting for the No. 3 running back job in the Packers backfield (that's of course if they decide to keep three).

Although they'll be limited, Lacy still finds value in having limited preseason reps.

"You get your timing down, the extra conditioning and things like that.

"It's not as fast as it will be Week 1 in the regular season, but it's a lot faster than it is out there at practice. It's more live than it is at practice."