Lacy collects first of seven potential weight bonuses.
Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy is $55,000 richer today after rolling in to a weigh-in at a cool 253 lbs, which satisfies his under-255 lbs contract incentive.
According to EPSN, Lacy's contract with the Seahawks has seven potential weight bonuses worth a total of $385,000. He will be weighed again on June 1st, and again on August 1st, and he'll need to come in at under 250 lbs on both occasions if he wants to keep cashing those bonus checks.
Furthermore, from September through December Lacy will be weighed once a month and is required to way less than 245 lbs for the incentives to kick in.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is optimistic about Lacy's first season with the team.
"He looks awesome. He looks great," Pete Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle's Brock and Salk show. "He's huge. And he's going to keep playing huge. He did a fantastic job. He's done everything we've asked him to do. He's doing great.
"His attitude about it has been great. He's worked with the support system that we put in place and [has been] highly successful."