Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Packers, Eddie Lacy agree to four-year deal

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Packers and recently drafted Alabama running back Eddie Lacy have agreed to a four-year deal. Lacy is expected to compete with Alex Green, DuJan Harris, and 4th round draft pick Johnathan Franklin for carries in the Green Bay backfield. 

With the signing of the former SEC star, the Packers now only have one more draft pick left to sign: Datone Jones. While Jones hasn't been signed yet, it's a guarantee he will eventually. It really is only a matter of time. But forgetting Jones for a second, this signing is big. In my opinion, Lacy's the key to the Packers running game's success. 

1 comment:

Brandon said...

With the new rules for rookie contracts, this is a formality. But I agree with you about Lacy in the offense. McCarthy seems to prefer a big back with speed, and Lacy was the best one available in the draft. He has the potential to power past the line and the speed to make something happen in the open field.