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article imageNFL: Mike McCarthy says Packers' Eddie Lacy is in 'fine' shape

By Lizz Riggs     Jul 30, 2013 in Sports
The Internet has put the new Green Bay Packers' running back, Eddie Lacy under a lot of scrutiny about his weight lately after an unflattering picture surfaced from training camp.
The former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy is one of the newest members of the Green Bay Packers offense. On Monday, an "unflattering picture" of Lacy hit the Internet, and it's been the talk to the town. As always these days, the town is also known as Twitter.
The training camp picture makes Lacy look like he's put on more than a few pounds since his last season on the field.
Lacy's work ethic was questioned during the pre-draft process, and it was reported he gained nearly 10 pounds when he showed up at spring practices. While there is one picture that may show off an unflattering side of the running back, there are plenty of other photos and even a video of the player as of late that prove he is in 'fine' shape. Lacy would not have been cleared for training-camp practice if he truly was out of shape.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy was asked Tuesday after team practice to comment on the Lacy controversy.
"Eddie Lacy definitely falls in the category of a 'big back,' and big backs fall forward," he said. "That's definitely the benefit of big backs. It's definitely a preference, particularly in that (red zone) area."
Lacy has participated fully in each of the Packers’ first four training camp practices.
“Eddie Lacy, going through the conditioning test, he was fine. If we had any concerns about our players’ conditioning, they wouldn’t be on the field,” McCarthy said.
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