Chris Lacy

Chris Lacy

Wide Receiver #15
Team: Detroit Lions
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 205 lb.
College:Oklahoma State
Age:24
Born:January 28, 1996
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Chris Lacy: Waived by Detroit

The Lions have waived Lacy, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Lacy -- joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2018 -- caught three passes for 60 yards in seven games with the Lions in 2019. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder will now look to secure a depth wideout role with another team.

August 9, 2020 8:49 AM EST

Chris Lacy: Leads team in targets

Lacy caught two of seven targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: It was Lacy who ultimately led the team in targets during a game in which Kenny Golladay (concussion) hit the locker room early. While his final output was a disappointment given his usage rate, Lacy almost had a wide-open 50-plus-yard touchdown that was prevented by a Packers cornerback who had no choice but to commit pass interference. In any case, the 23-year-old will now finish the 2019 campaign with three catches (10 targets) for 60 yards and no touchdowns. While Lacy is under contract with Detroit for one more season, it's possible he'll once again have to earn his spot on the depth chart next summer depending on who the Lions might add to the team's receiving corps this offseason.

December 30, 2019 2:48 PM EST

Chris Lacy: No catches in first career start

Lacy was targeted once but did not record a catch during Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: Lacy got another chance in the passing game during his first career start, but he was unable to make a splash play like he did last week against the Buccaneers. He'll at least have one more chance of serving as the team's No. 3 wideout during the season finale Sunday against Green Bay.

December 23, 2019 7:22 PM EST

Chris Lacy: Makes noise on sole catch

Lacy secured one of two targets for 48 yards in the Lions' 38-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Lacy came into the contest with a chance to presumably make an impact as a No. 3 option behind Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola, but he ended up being minimally targeted by rookie quarterback David Blough. However, Lacy's late-third-quarter catch served as the first of his career and produced a game-long gain for the Lions. The second-year wideout will look to make a bigger impact in a Week 16 battle versus the Broncos.

December 15, 2019 9:01 PM EST

Chris Lacy: Mostly used on special teams

Lacy logged three offensive snaps but was not targeted during Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Lacy was signed to the active roster in the wake of Marvin Hall's (foot) placement on injured reserve, but the majority of his playing time came on special teams. While he could get touches if he continues to get snaps as a kickoff returner, Lacy is unlikely to make many plays on offense as long as Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola stay healthy.

November 29, 2019 11:20 AM EST

Chris Lacy: Moves to active roster

The Lions signed Lacy to a contract Wednesday.

Analysis: Lacy's spot on the 53-man roster comes following Detroit's decision to place Marvin Hall (foot) on injured reserve. Lacy will serve as the team's No. 4 receiver behind Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola.

November 27, 2019 6:38 PM EST

Chris Lacy: Signs with Lions' practice squad

Lacy was signed to the Lions' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Lacy seemingly entered the 2019 season as the Lions' clear No. 4 receiver, but he was ultimately waived prior to Week 3 after logging five total snaps on offense compared to 31 on special teams. Meanwhile, the team has refused to part ways with Travis Fulgham, who resides on the active roster but has been a healthy scratch all three weeks of this season. If there's a depth receiver in Detroit to keep an eye on, it's apparent Fulgham is the one the Lions view as the best long-term option.

September 24, 2019 1:26 PM EST

Chris Lacy: Let go by Lions

Lacy was waived by Detroit on Saturday.

Analysis: Lacy was waived in favor of Marvin Hall, who was promoted from the practice squad Saturday in a corresponding move. The second-year pro played in each of Detroit's first two games this season, but he was unable to record any statistics.

September 21, 2019 1:12 PM EST

Chris Lacy: Mostly used on special teams

Lacy logged three snaps on offense compared to 21 on special teams during Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Cardinals.

Analysis: Lacy was almost exclusively a special-teamer in this one, but that should be expected when Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are all healthy enough to play. However, considering quarterback Matthew Stafford aired it out for 385 passing yards (most since 2017) during his first game under a new offensive coordinator, there's a reason to be optimistic about Lacy in deeper leagues should he ever be forced into significant playing time on offense.

September 9, 2019 8:15 AM EST

Chris Lacy: Makes the team

Lacy earned a spot on the initial 53-man roster to open the 2019 season.

Analysis: Lacy impressed Lions beat writers all spring and seemed to always be one of the first guys to get reps with the starting offense when either Marvin Jones or Kenny Golladay were injured or needed a break. While Lacy isn't much of a force out of the slot, an injury to any of Golladay, Jones or Danny Amendola could force the 6-foot-3 wideout into a prominent role with the Lions (since Golladay could move to the inside if anything happens to Amendola).

September 2, 2019 5:59 AM EST

Chris Lacy: Earning time with first-team offense

Lacy worked with the first-team offense in the absence of Marvin Jones (knee) during practice this week, Chris Burke of the Athletic reports.

Analysis: As someone who's routinely impressed since the start of spring workouts, Lacy looks to be putting together a solid case for a roster spot. Burke notes that, at this point, it would be a surprise if he doesn't win the No. 4 receiver job behind Jones, Golladay and Danny Amendola (undisclosed). With Jones not traveling to Houston for the Lions' second preseason game, Lacy is a strong bet to open Saturday's exhibition with the starting offense.

August 16, 2019 7:08 AM EST

Chris Lacy: Receives activation

Lacy (lower leg) as activated off the Lions' Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old sustained the injury early June, but received a clean bill of health right before camp opens Wednesday. Now that he's healthy, Lacy finds himself in a job battle with Andy Jones for what could end up being the last wide receiver spot on the team's 53-man roster.

July 23, 2019 4:41 PM EST

Chris Lacy: Lands on PUP list

Lacy (lower leg) was placed on the Lions' Physically Unable to Perform list Friday.

Analysis: Lacy reportedly sustained the injury in early June. The situation comes at an unfortunate time for the 23-year-old, as he finds himself in a job battle with Andy Jones for what could end up being the last wide receiver spot on the team's 53-man roster.

July 19, 2019 6:36 PM EST

Chris Lacy: Nursing lower leg injury

Lacy (lower leg) missed practice Thursday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Lacy reportedly sustained the injury last week and it's unsure whether he will be ready for training camp come late July. The injury comes at an unfortunate time for the Oklahoma State product, as he finds himself in a battle with Andy Jones for the last wide receiver spot on the roster, considering Detroit carries five receivers.

June 13, 2019 6:41 PM EST

Chris Lacy: Makes pro debut in season finale

Lacy was targeted once in the passing game but he did not record a reception during Sunday's season finale in Green Bay.

Analysis: Promoted from the practice squad a week ago as a replacement for Bruce Ellington (hamstring), Lacy played a significant role right off the bat. His 48 percent snap share wasn't too far off No. 3 receiver TJ Jones (58 percent), but neither of these guys drew many targets on a day quarterback Matthew Stafford honed in on Andy Jones (12 targets) and Brandon Powell (nine). Under contract with Detroit through the 2019 season, Lacy -- at 6-foot-3 with 4.50 speed -- seems like an intriguing developmental prospect for a team in need of depth at receiver behind stalwarts Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones.

December 31, 2018 9:03 AM EST

Chris Lacy: Signs with Lions

Lacy was promoted to the Lions 53-man roster Saturday.

Analysis: Lacy spent the first 15 weeks of the season on the team's practice squad but joins the active roster with Bruce Ellington (hamstring) going on injured reserve. The 22-year-old should serve as a depth option at wide receiver for Detroit.

December 22, 2018 1:28 PM EST

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