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Seattle running back Eddie Lacy earns $55,000 bonus for weighing in at less than 255 pounds

Seattle running back Eddie Lacy earns $55,000 bonus for weighing in at less than 255 pounds

As of Monday, Eddie Lacy weighs 253 pounds.

And he’s $55,000 richer.

The Seattle Seahawks running back needed to weigh in under 255 pounds on Monday to get the first of several weight-related bonuses written into the free-agent contract he signed with the team this offseason.

His agent tweeted the good news.

And Lacy’s already got a two-pound head start on his next goal. He has seven such bonuses written into his contract, with weigh-ins slated for various dates through December. His playing weight during the season is supposed to be 245 or less.

If he makes all the goals, Lacy will earn $385,000 in total...

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