Packers Claim Christine Michael Off Waivers

The Packers have claimed running back Christine Michael off waivers, according to Mike Garafolo of (on Twitter). Michael was dropped by the Seahawks yesterday, much to the surprise of the football world. "<strong

Reportedly, the decision to cut Michael was purely made for football reasons. The Seahawks have Thomas Rawls returning and wanted to use him and C.J. Prosise as the top two backs. Still, one has to wonder why there wasn’t a place behind them for C-Mike, rather than rookie Alex Collins and newly-promoted running back Troymaine Pope.

The Packers lost their top two running backs around the same time this year when Eddie Lacy and James Starks went down. Starks is now back in limited action, but it’s not clear when or if Lacy will return this season. The Packers found an unlikely stopgap in wide receiver/running back Ty Montgomery, but he didn’t see a ton of action against the Titans this past weekend. Knile Davis also had a cup of coffee in Green Bay that ended after just five carries for five yards. Now, Michael enters the mix and the Packers will see if he can contribute to the mix.

Michael averaged 4.0 yards per carry for the first half of the season in Seattle.

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12 comments on “Packers Claim Christine Michael Off Waivers

  1. JustaBrewerfan

    Whelp. He will be hurt before halftime of the Redskins game. Welcome to the 2016 Green Bay injured reserve.

  2. Louisiana Farmhand

    Football y’all. When ya can play ya can play. If ya can’t ya gotta pay.

  3. Strauss

    Packers will cut him before Sunday. They’re just stupid. I’m surprised Michael signed with them. Packers will be the Bears in a couple of years anyway.

    • Louisiana Farmhand

      Nah the Brown will be the Bears. The Bears will be the Browns. Packers should still win the easiest division in pro.

      • JT19

        The AFC South is the easiest division. And this is coming from a Jags fan. The division as a whole is a joke.

        • Louisiana Farmhand

          Ya not right. Close but no. Vikings, Bears, Lions, Packers are all horse doodoo.

          • JT19

            Currently, the NFC North has two teams above .500 and the AFC South has one (with Tennessee being at .500 as well). To boot, the AFC South has two teams (Jags ans Titans) that have been absolutely dreadful for basically this entire decade. The Packers have been good in previous years and the Vikings and Lions have been up and down during that same time period. The Bears are the only team that has been bad for a couple of years now, but they haven’t been as bad as the Jaguars or Titans.

    • JT19

      He didn’t sign, he was claimed on waivers so he can’t really choose where to go.

  4. AwesomePackerfan

    Welcome to GreenBay Christine Michael. Help us beat your “old” team in a few weeks!

    • whereslou

      He will probably miss the holes in that game too. That is why they cut him missed too many holes and ran from contact. Not what Cable wanted running behind his line. Good luck to him in GB but he will probably be in the same boat as all the rest of his stops.

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