Eddie's ready: Packers tired of talking about Lacy's weight

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Eddie Lacy hopes this is the last he hears about his weight.

The Green Bay Packers running back may have gone a long way toward pulling that off by reporting to training camp looking slightly slimmer than he was in the spring, thanks to a second round of workouts this summer with P90X founder Tony Horton.

Even coach Mike McCarthy, who called out Lacy after last season for being overweight, tried to put an end to one of the longest-running storylines of the offseason.

"Eddie's ready," McCarthy said before Tuesday's opening practice of camp. "I think Eddie, just like everybody else outside of the six players on the PUP, all the reports as far as conditioning tests and the physicals and so forth, everybody's ready to go."

Lacy wouldn’t divulge his weight, which has been the case since his weight and conditioning became a topic early last season. When he reported to Green Bay for the offseason program in April, he had lost 15-18 pounds and weighed in the 240s, according to a source. That was above his listed weight of 234, but he appeared to be leaner on Tuesday.

"I'm tired of talking about it," Lacy said. "I'm pretty sure you all are tired of asking about it. I'm tired of hearing about it everywhere I go. I'm done with that."

McCarthy expressed the same sentiment.

"I'm just going to be frank here: I'm done talking about people's weight," McCarthy said. "I've never put a guy's individual weight in the media. That's not something I talk about, and in Eddie's particular case, I've talked enough about his weight.

"I think there was a lot of drama added to that statement, quite frankly. I felt like I gave an honest answer to a question that I think was obvious. Everybody has things they need to work on, we all do, and frankly, like I said, Eddie's ready to go."

Lacy, whose production dropped to 758 yards rushing last season after consecutive 1,100-yard seasons, said he had no issue with McCarthy calling him out after last season.

"It needed to be said," Lacy said. "It was said, and you can either take it the right way or the wrong way. I think I did a pretty good job of taking it positively and taking care of what I had to."

When Lacy reunited with Horton in California this summer, he said they followed a workout plan that was similar to the one they used in the spring.

Lacy has reached a critical juncture early in his career. He's entering the final year of his rookie contract and needs a bounce-back season. However, he said he doesn't think he's at a crossroads.

"Not at all. I just had a bad year last year," he said. "I don't know any player who didn't have one bad year. Just got to bounce back."