The biggest complaint with Eddie Lacy when he played for the Green Bay Packers was his weight. His struggles to keep his weight down caused him to miss significant playing time and led to some injuries as well. Now that Lacy is playing for the Seattle Seahawks, they have added a stipulation to his contract that will reward him for keeping his weight down. On Monday, Lacy earned his first bonus by checking in at 253 pounds.

Eddie Lacy and the weight conditions

This was just the first of many weight check-ins for Eddie Lacy when it comes to his contract bonuses.

On this occasion, Lacy had to check in at under 255 pounds and was 253 pounds, earning a nice $55,000 bonus from the Seattle Seahawks. However, the weight requirements will get lower as the year goes on. There is a total of $385,000 in weight bonuses that Eddie can earn this season.

The next check in for Eddie Lacy is on June 12 and he will have to weigh under 250 pounds at that time, meaning he needs to drop four pounds by then to pick up the bonus. By August 1, Lacy has to be under 250 pounds as well for the third bonus. Finally, there are monthly weigh-ins during the Seattle Seahawks football season and he has to be under 245 pounds to get those paydays.

Pete Carroll on Eddie Lacy

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll likes what he sees right now from Eddie Lacy in the team's first offseason workouts.

Carroll said in an ESPN interview that Lacy "looks awesome" and said that he "looks great," He did say that Eddie was "huge" but used that as a compliment by saying he was doing a great job. This is the same team that had "Beast Mode" in Marshawn Lynch, so a large and powerful Eddie Lacy could be a perfect addition to the team.

Carroll also said that Eddie had a great attitude and is working with a support system.

The Seattle Seahawks running back situation

The biggest news this offseason for the Seattle Seahawks running backs occurred when Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement but asked for a trade to his hometown Oakland Raiders. However, the Seahawks spent some money and brought in Eddie Lacy from the Green Bay Packers with a one-year deal worth $2.865 million.

He also can earn an additional $2.685 in incentives, including the weight bonuses.

Eddie Lacy will split time at running back with last year's Seattle Seahawks starter Thomas Rawls as well as C.J. Prosise. In 2016. Lacy only ran for 360 yards but missed 11 games. Rawls was injured for seven games and ran for 349 yards. Second-year player Prosise only played in six games and ran for 172 yards.