Starting running back Christine Michael has been waived for the Seattle Seahawks, according to reports.
The Awakening has ended. Christine Michael is no longer the starting RB for the Seattle Seahawks. In fact, he is no longer a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
With the returning debut of Thomas Rawls coming Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, there wasn’t exactly a place for Michael to be unless they let Alex Collins go. Letting Collins wasn’t quite an option being that he’s a lot less expensive and they have him signed for three more seasons.
Although he was the primary back, the Seahawks had been using more of C.J. Prosise for the last two weeks and it was only a matter of time for them to let Michael go. Michael was set to be a free agent after this season anyway.
Things didn’t get any better for him when he popped up on the injury report with a hamstring issue last Sunday against the Patriots and was listed as Questionable.
Now the Seahawks have a set three running backs: Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins.
The fourth-year back started seven of nine games and led Seattle with 117 carries, 469 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns; he was also a top-five target for Russell Wilson out of the backfield (20 rec, 96 yards).
Michael was the Seahawks’ second-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft. They traded him to Dallas in 2015, and he also had a brief stint in Washington before coming back to Seattle last year.
There are many teams in need of a running back and he’s now available to any team that wants to put him in their backfield, at a very affordable price of about $280,000 for the rest of the season.