The Green Bay Packers will workout one more day during the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp, then take the next five weeks off before starting training camp in late July.
During Wednesday’s daily briefing with the media, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he wants running back Eddie Lacy to continue to take his conditioning seriously while he’s away.
It appears Lacy could return to workouts with P90X founder Tony Horton. Lacy spent the offseason working out with Horton, prior to the start of the Packers offseason program.
McCarthy’s message was for the entire team, but certainly Lacy was and will continue to be on his mind as he spends five weeks away from Green Bay before his return to Lambeau Field.
“Every player is responsible for their five weeks, and with that, there’s a plan, there’s communication of a plan, and expectations of all of our players,” McCarthy said. “Eddie in particular, I hope he definitely goes with the plan that he used this year as opposed to last year. He’s just like all of our guys.”
Every player will leave the team facilities with a strength and nutrition program to follow. The team will know player plans for the five weeks on where they’re going to work and who they’re going to work with.
Lacy had his worst year as a pro last season, gaining just 758 yards and scoring only three touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes and scored two touchdowns.
When Lacy returned to the offseason program, it’s believed he had lost 15 to 20 pounds since the end of last season. Lacy told reporters that he believes he held up his end of the bargain.
Mike McCarthy said Lacy’s work is not done, but believes he’ll hit the target that the Packers are looking for when it’s time to play real games.