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Eddie Lacy has lost a lot of weight already ahead of next season

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Despite reaching the play-offs and making it to the Divisional round where they lost to the Arizona Cardinals, 2015 was not a good year for the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers went 10-6 and missed out on the NFC North division title to the Minnesota Vikings in a season that despite some incredible moments, largely highlighted some flaws in Mike McCarthy's team.

Ready to go again

If the Packers failings last season were to be summed up by one man, that man would be runningback Eddie Lacy.


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Lacy was heavily criticised last year for his weight and lack of production compared to his very successful 2014 campaign.

Lacy ran for 758 yards and scored three touchdowns in the regular season last year, compared to the previous two years where he had over a thousand yards in each.

Heading into the off-season, Packers coach McCarthy made it clear that Lacy would have to shape up or risk losing his place as the team's starting runningback.

It looks like the former Alabama star has listened as a picture shared around social media has showed some dramatic weight loss compared to his physique from 2015.

With a lot of weight already shred by Lacy, the question becomes, will he prove to be just as dangerous?

In his first two years in the league, Lacy had a total of 24 touchdowns by either rushing or receiving the football.

Last year's dismal scoring season opened the door for back-up James Starks to take centre stage and he proved that he was a more than capable back.

Runningback battle?

2016 looks set to house a runningback battle in Green Bay with Lacy and Starks battling it out for the starting role.

This competition could be very beneficial for the Packers because if their running offense picks up again combined with the return of wide receiver Jordy Nelson, we could once again see a Super Bowl worthy offense at Lambeau Field.

It won't be easy for Green Bay though, with the Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals and post Marshawn Lynch Seattle Seahawks all vying to be the NFC's top team, they have some strong opposition.

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