Former Packers running back Eddie Lacy has signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who reports that it’s a one-year deal worth $5.55 million, with $3 million guaranteed.
The hope is that Lacy can find the form that eluded him for much of the four years he was in Green Bay. The former Alabama star rushed for 3,435 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and 23 touchdowns with the Packers but he struggled with consistency before injuries limited him to five games in 2016.
The Seahawks, who sported one of the league’s best rushing attacks when Marshawn Lynch was in the backfield, had a nonexistent running game last season. According to Football Outsiders’ metrics, Seattle ranked 23rd in rushing. From 2012-15 — coinciding with Russell Wilson’s arrival and years after Lynch became a cornerstone of the offense — the running game never ranked worse than seventh (and twice finished first).