Former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy's quest to slim down to a more palatable playing weight passed another milestone. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the former Green Bay Packers running back earned a $55,000 incentive in his Seattle Seahawks contract for weighing in at less than 250 pounds on Monday.
When the Seahawks signed Lacy easier this offseason, they made sure to include multiple weight clauses in his deal to better motivate the former All-Pro to improve and maintain his conditioning. Lacy reportedly passed the first test back in May, and ESPN's Sheil Kapadia reports that his next one takes place in August. Lacy would collect another $55,000 for meeting the third weigh-in requirements.
Since winning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2013, Lacy has battled conditioning issues that have derailed his progress. His weight appeared to spiral out of control in two years ago, a season in which he started just 12 games. Lacy's size might have also contributed to the running back missing 11 games in 2016.
Lacy enters the upcoming season as the frontrunner to lead the Seattle backfield. If he falters, the team can turn to some combination of Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins and others.