Panthers coach Ron Rivera is the only Hispanic head coach in the NFL, so he feels a responsibility to respond to the litany of comments made by president Donald Trump about Mexicans.
Despite suffering an ankle injury last season that required surgery, Lacy is currently running in a pool trying to get back to his best playing condition.
With NFL free agency fast-approaching on March 9, Lacy will become an unrestricted free agent if he doesn’t work out a contract with the Packers before that date.
Lacy, who rushed for just 360 yards and no touchdowns on 71 carries last season, is optimistic Green Bay will take him back next season.
“Talking to my agent, the Packers have been very vocal about having me back there,” Lacy said, via ESPN.com.
Still, right now, Lacy is just trying to Nike NFL Jerseys Supply focus on getting back on the field.
“I’m just trying to make sure whether I end up in Cheap NCAA Jerseys Green Bay or somewhere, I’m in the best shape or I’m in the best position I can be in personally, so when it’s time for me to contribute to whatever team that it is that they’re getting 100 percent of me,” he said.
Lacy rushed for over 2,300 yards and 20 touchdowns during his first two seasons in the NFL, but he has managed just over 1,100 yards and three touchdowns over his last two seasons.