Eddie Lacy was minding his own business at training camp Monday when one snapshot turned him into a fleeting social media fascination.
Grantland's Bill Barnwell provided an accurate summation of the Lacy Weight Watch.
You don't check Twitter for a half hour and somehow Eddie Lacy's gained 20 pounds and lost them all already.â Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) July 29, 2013
Lacy's work ethic was questioned during the pre-draft process, and it was reported he put on close to 10 pounds when he showed up at spring practices. That said, Lacy never would have been cleared for training-camp practice if he truly was out of shape.
We're prepared to make a final ruling that Eddie Lacy ... is ... (wait for it) not fat. We're sure this will make him feel much better when he checks his Twitter mentions.
"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."
McCarthy also confirmed the team had no issues about Lacy's weight, adding, "Going through the conditioning test, he was fine. If we had any concern about any guys they wouldn't be on the field."
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