RENTON — Eddie Lacy keeps cashing in for doing his job.
And his job now is staying in shape.
The representatives for Seattle’s new running back confirmed Monday that Lacy earned another $55,000 bonus for making his contracted weight for June, 250 pounds.
That’s $110,000, and counting, in bonuses for Lacy for staying within his prescribed weight standards. Last month he was under 255 pounds.
His next weigh-in specified by his contract is in August. He again has to be under 250 pounds then to earn $55,000 more.
Lacy has 385,000 reasons to stay in shape. That’s how much cash the former Green Bay Packer can earn in incentive bonuses tied to his weight with Seattle. He has seven contractually mandated weigh-ins with the Seahawks, including in September, October, November and December during 2017.
It is worth $2,865,000 guaranteed, plus potentially $2,685,000 in incentives and bonuses that include an additional $1.3 million if he rushes for 1,200 yards.
The weight bonuses are: $55,000 if Lacy weighed in at 255 pounds or less in May, $55,000 each if he was at 250 or below this month and in August, and $55,000 each if he weighs 245 pounds at the in-season weigh-ins.
He reportedly was up to 267 pounds this spring, before Seattle signed him.
That 245-pound mark is where Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he thinks Lacy can be at his best for Seattle.
“He’s done everything we’ve asked of him,” Carroll said. “He’s right on it.”
Is playing at 245 cool with Lacy?
“Whatever he likes is what I like,” he said of his new coach.