With the Packers practicing in shells on Wednesday, it's Thursday's session in pads that means much more for Lacy's status on Sunday.
Lacy established a franchise rookie record on the ground last season and has a rushing touchdown in three straight home games. James Starks and DuJuan Harris round out a deep Packers backfield, but Green Bay's rushing attack wouldn't be the same without its top dog facing New York's nasty run defense.
Other Wednesday injuries we're tracking ahead of Week 2:
- NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that John Abraham has left the Cardinals after suffering a concussion in Monday night's win over the Chargers. The veteran pass rusher is considering his options for an eventual return, Rapoport was told. ESPN's Adam Schefter noted that Abraham is suffering from memory loss and has been for "well over a year."
- With Ben Tate sidelined because of a knee sprain, coach Mike Pettine told reporters that rookie Terrance West will start in the backfield on Sunday against the Saints. Pettine also said Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron is day-to-day with a shoulder injury. Cameron said he underwent an MRI and had no structural damage and a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, according to The Plain Dealer.
- Bucs running back Doug Martin (knee) didn't take the field Wednesday and neither did pass rusher Michael Johnson (ankle) or rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot). Logan Mankins didn't participate, either, and was seen wearing a protective sleeve on his left leg, per Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune.