Lacy’s one-year deal with the Seahawks included $385,000 worth of incentives for dropping some of that weight. Monday, he met his second of seven weigh-ins, worth $55,000 each. He had to weigh less than 250 pounds to meet Monday’s requirement. His next weigh-in will reportedly happen in August.
The former Rookie of the Year struggled with weight issues during his final two seasons in Green Bay, but nagging ankle injuries likely contributed to his weigh gain. Prior to the 2016 season, Lacy worked with P90X creator Tony Horton to get back in shape.
The Packers have had their share of disappointments against the Seahawks, but this latest prediction could be a tough one to swallow after losing the last three times at CenturyLink Field. That includes the 2014 NFC Championship game in which Green Bay had a late collapse and lost 28-22.
Green Bay got its revenge in a 6-0 start to the 2015 season, beating Seattle at Lambeau Field 27-17 last September.
Heading into the 2016 season, the Packers have the easiest schedule, when accounting for their opponents’ combined 2015 records (117-139 or a .457 winning percentage). Green Bay also has one of the most convenient travel schedules this season, going no further west than its week two meeting with Minnesota.