Former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy worked out for the Ravens on Friday, according to Pro Football Talk.
The 28-year-old Lacy was one of the NFL’s most productive running backs early in his career, rushing for more than 1,000 yards during his first two seasons (2013, 2014) with Green Bay.
A second-round draft pick from Alabama, Lacy was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013, rushing for 1,173 yards and 11 touchdowns and averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
However, injuries and issues with weight sent his career into decline. Lacy’s last season with the Packers was 2016, when an ankle injury limited him to five games and just 360 yards rushing. In 2017, Lacy signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks, but he never regained his top form and ended the season with just 179 yards rushing. After being released by the Seahawks, he spent last season out of the NFL.
Baltimore signed running back Mark Ingram (another former star Alabama running back) in free agency, joining Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon as their primary ballcarriers.
The Ravens plan to emphasize and expand the running attack that helped them win the AFC North, an offensive approach that worked very effectively once Lamar Jackson became the starting quarterback. If the Lacy report is true, it could be an indication that Baltimore may not be done bolstering its running backs room.
In 2018, the Ravens signed another player who had spent a year out of the NFL, backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, who was able to revive his career. Lacy may be looking to take a similar path.