Running back Eddie Lacy has moved on from the Packers, his agents have announced today.
Lacy’s representatives, Sports Trust Advisors, announced on Twitter he has agreed to terms with team. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is for just one year and $5.5 million, including $3 million fully guaranteed.
The move could jump-start a loaded veteran running-back market that includes Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and Latavius Murray. For Seattle, the draw was obviously Lacy’s potential and similarity to former franchise stalwart Marshawn Lynch.
Lacy, a second-round pick from Alabama in 2013, posted back-to-back 1,100-yard seasons to start his pro career and was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013. His yards, attempts and touchdown totals dropped with each year after that. Lacy played in just five games this season and was placed on injured reserve in October.