Christine Michael tweaks hamstring, won’t play in preseason finale


Christine Michael will reportedly sit out of the Seattle Seahawks final preseason game on Thursday when the team visits the Oakland Raiders.

Michael reportedly tweaked his hamstring in practice this week, though the severity of the injury is not yet know.

The Seattle P-I‘s Stephen Cohen tweeted that Pete Carroll discussed the injury, though shortly, at Wednesday’s press conference:

Michael had been having a fairly solid preseason as he battles Robert Turbin for the right to share some carries with Marshawn Lynch this year.

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The Seahawks have seen both Michael and Turbin have good games and bad games, though their strengths are in different areas.

Turbin has demonstrated outstanding field vision and acceleration skills that have allowed him to blow past defenders when he has the ball.

Michael, on the other hand, has looked more agile and stronger, with the ability to run guys over if need be.

Together, they make another Lynch, who is able to do all of the above.

Since Michael will be on the bench on Thursday night, the Seahawks re-signed running back Demitrius Bronson, which Field Gulls‘ Danny Kelly reported on first:

Bronson was released by the team earlier this week, a roster-size casualty as the team had to be down to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon.

Perhaps Bronson will use this opportunity as one last hurrah to make the team, though with the roster needing to be shrunk to 53 men by Saturday, that is probably a long shot.

Kickoff for Thursday night’s game against the Raiders is at 7 p.m. PDT and will be the Seahawks last tune-up before the regular season kicks off on Sept. 4 against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field.