No issues for Lacy: One of the reasons Eddie Lacy slipped in the 2013 NFL Draft was due to reported issues with a toe injury. But, according to the team doctor at the University of Alabama, there’s nothing for anyone to worry about. The Packers aren’t necessarily taking the doctor’s word for it, since the team drafted Johnathan Franklin two rounds later. That duo is expected to battle in camp for carries — then we’ll get a better sense of how good Lacy’s toe actually is.
Ingram says he’s healthy: Another former Alabama running back — Mark Ingram — says he feels better than at any time since he left Tuscaloosa. The timing couldn’t be any better, at least if you believe Pierre Thomas‘ proclamation that the New Orleans Saints plan to run the ball more in 2013. Both Ingram and Thomas (along with Darren Sproles, to a lesser extent) will be in a pitched battle to earn the bulk of the carries this season. If Ingram truly is healthy, he would seem to have the inside track to the No. 1 job.
Vick leading for Eagles job?: Yesterday, it was Santonio Holmes pledging support for Mark Sanchez. Today, it’s Jeremy Maclin handicapping his team’s quarterback race. According to the Eagles receiver, Michael Vick appears to be in the lead, although Nick Foles has been “sprinkled in” for occasional reps with the first team. Really, it’s not the least bit surprising — on any count. Vick is in the catbird seat when it comes to running Chip Kelly’s offense. But with the veteran QB’s injury history being a constant concern, it seems like a good idea to have a backup option that’s comfortable working with the starters.
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