Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy is ready to put the Green Bay Packers in his past. While much of the NFL media was focused on the league’s annual meetings in Phoenix today, Lacy flew under the radar with one Twitter photo. The Pro Bowler is pictured clutching a football with one side of his jersey bearing Packers colors and the other representing his new team, the Seahawks. The caption: “the transition.” Lacy, 26, signed a one-year $5.5 million contract ($3 million guaranteed) with the Seahawks earlier this month. The contract included weight incentives to get the running back in top shape. Last season, Lacy played just five games for the Packers after suffering a left ankle injury.
PHOENIX -- Fantasy owners would love to see Bills receiver Sammy Watkins play 16 games, and new Buffalo coach Sean McDermott feels the same way. McDermott has high hopes for Watkins this year. Watkins was limited to eight games in 2016 because of an injured left foot, which required a second surgery in January after the season was over. The first surgery was last April, and it appeared that he never fully recovered. But McDermott said Tuesday at the NFL owner’s meeting that he’s confident Watkins will be ready to go this season, and hopefully he can play 16 games. “I had a chance to sit down with Sammy the other day,” McDermott said. “I was impressed. He’s on schedule with his rehab. No setbacks.”
Have the New York Giants used free agency to improve more than any other NFC East team? Three of four ESPN NFC East beat writers believe that to be the case. Jordan Ranaan (Giants), Todd Archer (Dallas Cowboys) and John Kiem (Washington Redskins) all chose the Giants when asked which team in the division improved the most in free agency. The lone dissenting voice was Philadelphia Eagles reporter Tim McManus who, of course, chose the Eagles. Archer said the Giants were “more economical” this year than when they spent more than $200 million a year ago on defensive upgrades, but still improved the most. Keim gave the Giants his vote simply because “the Giants win this category simply because they