Chris Lacy

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #15
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #15

Chris Lacy News

Let go by Chicago

The Bears waived Lacy on Monday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Brad spent the preseason competing for a depth role in Chicago's wide receiver room, but he will now have to vie for a chance elsewhere. From 2018-19 he appeared in eight contests for the Lions.

Aug 30, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Targeted five times

Lacy caught three passes for 26 yards in the Bears' 41-15 preseason loss to the Bills on Saturday.

Analysis: In a game that Chicago struggled to move the ball through the air, Lacy's 26 yards placed him third on the team in receiving. However, he's still battling with a number of other receivers in the hope of making the regular-season roster as a depth option.

Aug 21, 2021 3:19 PM EST

Joins Bears

Lacy signed with the Bears on Sunday.

Analysis: Lacy will try to make the roster as a depth option at wide receiver. He has made eight NFL appearances -- all with the Lions -- and caught three of 11 targets for 60 yards in that limited action.

May 16, 2021 1:16 PM EST

Waived by Dallas

Lacy was waived by the Cowboys on Friday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: After landing a spot on the team's reserves/future list in January, Lacy will leave Dallas before getting the opportunity to see the field. The receiver last appeared in a matchup in 2019, during which he caught three of his 10 targets for 60 yards in seven games with Detroit. Lacy will try to earn a depth wideout spot with another team for this year.

Mar 19, 2021 1:29 PM EST

Heads to Dallas

The Cowboys signed Lacy to the team's reserves/future list, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Lacy will join the Cowboys for the 2021 season. Jon'Vea Johnson will also join the 24-year-old as an additional receiver, both of whom are likely just depth for Dallas.

Jan 4, 2021 12:49 PM EST

Signs with practice squad

The Cowboys signed Lacy to the practice squad Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Lacy played eight games for the Lions over the last two seasons, catching three passes for 60 yards and contributing as a kick returner. He's likely just depth for the Cowboys, as they still have six healthy wide receivers on the active roster.

Nov 3, 2020 1:46 PM EST

Lands on waivers

The Lions waived Lacy on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Lions added Quintez Cephus in the fifth round of April's draft, so Lacy had a steeper hill to climb during training camp. Lacy is considered a practice-squad candidate if he makes it through waivers.

Sep 4, 2020 6:28 PM EST

Back in Detroit

The Lions re-signed Lacy on Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Detroit waived Lacy earlier this month, but the team has already now seen fit to bring him back. The 24-year-old appeared in seven games with the team in 2019, during which span he logged three catches for 60 yards.

Aug 19, 2020 5:36 PM EST

Waived by Detroit

The Lions have waived Lacy, Michael Rothstein of 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.

Aug 9, 2020 8:49 AM EST

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.

Dec 30, 2019 2:48 PM EST

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.

Dec 23, 2019 7:22 PM EST

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.

Dec 15, 2019 9:01 PM EST

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.

Nov 29, 2019 11:20 AM EST

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.

Nov 27, 2019 6:38 PM EST

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.

Sep 24, 2019 1:26 PM EST

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.

Sep 21, 2019 1:12 PM EST

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.

Sep 9, 2019 8:15 AM EST

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).

Sep 2, 2019 5:59 AM EST

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.

Aug 16, 2019 7:08 AM EST

Receives activation

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

Jul 23, 2019 4:41 PM EST

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