Seahawks Waive RB Christine Michael

Well, no one saw this coming. The Seahawks have waived running back Christine Michael, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). To fill his spot, the Seahawks signed defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.Christine Michael (vertical)

[RELATED: Thomas Rawls Set To Return]

The release of Michael is a pretty good indication that Thomas Rawls is back and ready to rock. The expectation was that Rawls would draw a good share of the carries along with C.J. Prosise, leaving Michael as the No. 3 RB. Instead, it turns out that he is out of the picture altogether.

Michael bounced around in 2015 before returning to Seattle, where he enjoyed some success. Michael averaged 4.9 yards per carry with the Seahawks in a limited sample last year, a big improvement over his flat 3.4 per rush with the Cowboys earlier in the season. This year, Michael split the difference with a 4.0 yards per carry average, though he did add 20 catches for 96 yards across his nine games.

Because the trade deadline has passed, every player who is cut must pass through waivers. Therefore, each club will have its shot at claiming Michael in the next day or so, in reverse order of standings.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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16 comments on “Seahawks Waive RB Christine Michael

  1. sidewinder11

    Packers should jump on this

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  2. Louisiana Farmhand

    What. Y’all get bit by the funny bunny. Y’all nuts. I reckon this crazy as a catfish singing jingle bells. Now what y’all gone do. Country.

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    • st1300b

      Dude please. I mean every post with this nonsense? Cmon.

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      • Louisiana Farmhand

        Mind own business. I ain’t got no disrespect for y’all. Just a fan like y’all be.

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        • fisher40

          Go watch Hee Haw on TV

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          • Louisiana Farmhand

            I’d love to watch some tv but ya ma won’t let me take a break. I’m stuck in the bedroom all day y’all.

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    • ChiSoxCity

      Look everybody, the “wohta boy” has thoughts.

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      • Louisiana Farmhand

        Y’all so funny. I ain’t never said nothing mean to you.

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        • 24TheKid

          But you annoy tf out of us.

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          • Louisiana Farmhand

            I just minded my business. I reckon we all should do that a lil more. We all comment. It legal. Ain’t nothing wrong with comments. I ain’t even rude or bad in my comments. I like the sports and will keep commenting more.

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          • 24TheKid

            “I’d love to watch some tv but ya ma won’t let me take a break. I’m stuck in the bedroom all day y’all.” And then, “I ain’t even rude or bad in my comments.” Go find a new place to comment.

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  3. 24TheKid

    I like the, “Well, no one saw this coming.” It’s also very true.

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  4. warpaint

    Every Christine ive know has been somewhat of a pansy…

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    • frankthetank1985

      What does that comment have anything to do with? Maturity people. Let’s kinda get some.

      Anyway, Seahawks should have been planning for rb structure after two years ago when lynch mentioned he was contemplating retirement. Then after the injury filled last year, they should have done more to find a back similar to lynch style. Hopefully getting Rawls back will help. Christine was a decent fill in type player and will find a home on another team.

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      • ammythomas08

        until I looked at the paycheck saying $4730 , I did not believe that…my… brother woz like actualy bringing in money part time from there computar. . there friend brother started doing this for less than 7 months and resently paid for the morgage on there home and bought a new Cadillac …….

        >>>>>>>>>http://www.centerpay70.com

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