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McCarthy disputes Pack want Lacy to lose 30 pounds

Mike McCarthy wants Eddie Lacy to get in shape. He also disputes the amount of weight the running back needs to lose.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport previously reported that the team wanted Lacy to lose 30 pounds, which McCarthy now says isn't true.

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"The Green Bay Packers have never, ever asked him to lose 30 pounds," McCarthy said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, via the Green Bay Press Gazette. "That's totally out of the realm of what we're talking about. That's the facts there. He'll learn from this."

Regardless of how much the Packers want Lacy to lose, the running back clearly needs to get in shape after struggling to find a second gear in 2015.

"Trust me, it's been addressed, it's talked about, researched, the education and all that is there," McCarthy said. "Eddie will take care of business. I have great confidence that he will. I think we'll see definitely a different guy in April, and more importantly in July."

McCarthy confirmed that Lacy is working with Tony Horton, the creator of P90X.

"From the program that they're going through initially, I'm not exactly sure," McCarthy said. "The second part will take (Lacy) out to California. He's definitely in a program working out that he hasn't done in the past."

After back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons to open his career, Lacy struggled with weight and was benched at one point during the 2015 season, finishing with 758 yards on just 187 carries (59 fewer than 2014). The Packers hope the lessons were learned and the running back will return to form in 2016.

With James Starks hitting free agency, the Packers could be in the market for a running back in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft to share the load if the workout program fails.

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