Green Bay Packers No. 1 back Eddie Lacy was not expected to play in Sunday’s big game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and it looks like he is a lock to miss Week 3. Per ESPN Milwaukee’s Jason Wilde, Eddie Lacy did not practice today, and Wilde added that it “looks like none of them” will play against the Bengals.
Lacy has not practiced all week after suffering a concussion against the Washington Redskins in Week 2, as he was the victim of a dirty helmet-to-helmet hit from Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather. The Packers were full expected to allow Eddie Lacy to rest through this week and the Week 4 bye week, as there is no sense in rushing back a concussed rookie running back. James Starks looked really good replacing Lacy last week, so we’ll see if he can have some more success. Lacy is the Packers running back of the future, so bringing him along slowly and in the right manner is the best thing for this team to do. He should be back at 100% in Week 5, and it makes all the sense in the world to have him rest this week out.
Mike McCarthy stated yesterday that Lacy was making good progress, but I think most of us saw through the quotes. Lacy was never expected to play this week, and the fact that he is not practicing today guarantees his absence and a start for James Starks.