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Eddie Lacy may be fat again but he's playing incredibly

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Last year, Eddie Lacy was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons as talk about his rising weight dominated talk surrounding the Green Bay Packers.

The running back was looking chunkier than normal in 2015 and the Packers staff were unhappy about it, believing that his very below par play was linked to the pounds that he had put on during the campaign.

It seems that despite his summer of getting in shape, Lacy has managed to put all the weight on again. 


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A new piece from Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, both NFL Insiders for ESPN, states that Lacy's weight has ballooned again.

"Yes, for all the offseason stories about Eddie Lacy following a more strict diet regimen, his weight definitely has returned to the 2015 frame when team sources say he was anywhere from 255 to 265 pounds," it states.

However, it hasn't actually affected the Packers star that much, with Lacy putting up some of the best averages of his career despite the weight gain.

"But unless somebody ties his latest foot/ankle injury to his extra pounds, it has been difficult to argue with the results this season. Lacy is averaging 5.1 yards per carry in 2016," they added.

UPDATE: Lacy apparently now needs surgery on an injury that he was only expected to miss a couple of weeks for. His season may well be over.

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