A photo surfaced online of the running back turning back to look for a ball during a recent training camp practice, and he looked out of shape.
Circulation of the photo went viral and by late Monday, Lacy caught wind of all the fat jokes that were being made at his expense.
Listed at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, Lacy brushed off the jokes, saying his coaches have no issues with his weight or conditioning.
“I’m at a weight where I’m comfortable at and the coaching staff feels as though they’re comfortable where I’m at,” Lacy said after Tuesday’s practice, which was his best of camp so far. “So as far as that’s concerned, we’re all on the same page.”
Coach Mike McCarthy didn’t seem worried about Lacy’s size.
“If we had any concerns about any of our guys conditioning-wise, they wouldn’t be on the field,” said McCarthy.