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Free agency 2017: Seahawks sign Eddie Lacy to one-year, $5.55 million deal

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The Seattle Seahawks have been in the hunt for a running back, and they’ve got their guy. On Tuesday, it was announced that former Packers running back Eddie Lacy has joined the team. Adam Schefter has the contract details.

Lacy has struggled with both weight problems and injuries in recent seasons. He only played in five games last year before his season was cut short due to ankle surgery. At the time of his injury, Lacy had been averaging 5.1 yards per carry on 71 rush attempts, but didn’t record a touchdown. The 26-year-old rushed for over 1,100 yards in each of his first two years in Green Bay (missing just one game), and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013.

If you’re wondering how this affects the Jamaal Charles visit for later in the week, it doesn’t.

I really like this move. When he’s at his best, Lacy is a very good player who has the type of physical running style that Seahawks fans have known to appreciate through the one and only Marshawn Lynch. If he stays healthy and in shape, I have a feeling this signing will pan out in a major way. C.J. Prosise as a multi-purpose receiving back with a 1-2 punch of Lacy and Rawls? I’m all for it.

Oh, and if you want a funny little story, Eddie Lacy was drafted exactly one spot ahead of Christine Michael in the 2013 NFL Draft. Michael was picked up by the Packers after the Seahawks cut him loose last year, and now Lacy is with the Seahawks.