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Packers want Eddie Lacy to lose 30 pounds this off-season

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The season finished early for the Green Bay Packers who were eliminated from the play-offs by the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round.

The Packers put up a great fight at the scene of one of their most crippling losses during the regular season, but for the second time this year it just wasn't enough.

New Goals

This was not a successful year for the Packers who got off on the wrong foot when they lost top wide receiver Jordy Nelson before the season even started.


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With the loss of Nelson, the team needed their other 'big' stars to step up and take his place, but there was one star who was criticised most when the team didn't succeed.

Runningback Eddie Lacy had been a revelation for Green Bay in 2014 and was a large part of the reason why the Packers were so close to reaching Super Bowl XLIX.

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Lacy - quite notably, gained some weight before the 2015 season and the fans were sure to let him know that they felt it was causing a lesser performance from him last season.

Now with the season over, the Packers have set Lacy some off-season targets for him to work towards, and unsurprisingly, his weight is one of those targets.

Head coach Mike McCarthy had already said that Lacy had to lose weight, now we have an actual target to aim for with the team setting 30 pounds as his goal.

Being asked to shed 30 pounds in one off-season is a big indication of how out of shape the Packers feel that Lacy has become.

It would certainly be in Lacy's best interests to lose the weight if he is hoping to hold on to Green Bay's starting job.

Ready and Waiting

James Starks proved to be an effective back up for Green Bay this year and was threatening to overtake Lacy as the team's starter this season.

It wouldn't be hard to imagine that Starks could completely replace Lacy if he doesn't shape up in the off-season.

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