The two hefty takeaways from the Seahawks’ signing of Eddie Lacy were: (1) They want him to pound the ball; (2) they want him to drop some pounds first.
To that end, the team instituted $385,000 in weight clauses for the running back — giving him specific targets from May through the season.
As Pete Carroll said, “We have a real plan for this or we wouldn’t have done it.”
Weight clauses are nothing new in the NFL, but the way they are handled certainly has changed — for teams like Seattle anyway.
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