As the Green Bay Packers continue their preparations for the season opener on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, one factor they are studying is an old friend. Running back Eddie Lacy signed a contract with Seattle in the offseason, leaving Green Bay behind for a fresh start in the Pacific Northwest.
Lacy appears to be in line for a heavy workload this week due to Seattle’s injury situation, and you can be sure that he will hope to have a good performance against his former teammates. However, the Packers will be working hard to bottle him up and will have a few new faces trying to do just that.
The team has made a trio of roster moves since Saturday’s cut-down deadline, all on the front seven. Defensive lineman Quinton Dial is the latest signee, and the second who came over from the San Francisco 49ers after they moved to a 4-3 defense. Dial already knows one of his new teammates well: he and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played together for two years at the University of Alabama, and the veteran Packer was clearly very excited about Dial’s arrival.
In today’s Curds, take a look through some items related to these recent signings as well as a look at a couple of undrafted offensive linemen who are carving out niches on the roster.
Justin McCray beats the odds to make Packers' 53 | Packers.com
McCray, whose twin brother Jordan was in camp with the Packers three years ago, finally made an NFL roster -- after spending last season playing with his brother in the Arena Football League.
Lane Taylor deal could help Packers keep line intact | Packersnews.com
The Packers gave out a rare mid-level deal to guard Lane Taylor, offering him about the same amount of money that T.J. Lang got on his first big contract extension. That was several years ago, however, and as long as Taylor plays like he did last year, that should be a great deal for the team in the long run.
Quinton Dial becomes third addition to Packers' D since cut-down day - ESPN
Dial is a big, powerful lineman at 6'5" and 318 pounds, and he's likely to back up a couple of different positions on the line this year.
Packers could see plenty of Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy in Week 1 | Packers Wire
Thomas Rawls is day-to-day and C.J. Prosise also is battling an injury, meaning Lacy may be in for a big workload on Sunday.
Why Your Team Sucks 2017: Green Bay Packers | Deadspin
The annual "takedown" of the Packers and their fans is up, and basically it boils down to complaining about Green Bay fans' weight and whining about how the city is boring.