Packers Re-Sign Christine Michael

The Packers have re-signed running back Christine Michael, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link).Christine Michael (vertical)

Green Bay claimed Michael off waivers from the Seahawks last fall, and the former-second round pick proceeded to handle 31 carries for the Packers down the stretch. Michael, 26, spent seven weeks as Seattle’s clear-cut No. 1 running back, and posted two multi-score games during that run.

Michael’s┬árole soon dwindled, however, and while he also didn’t manage much of a role with the Packers, Michael ranks as PFR’s No. 8 free agent back. He’ll give Green Bay another option in a backfield that currently only includes Ty Montgomery and Don Jackson. The Packers lost Eddie Lacy earlier this month when he signed a one-year deal with Seattle.

Michael visited the Packers earlier today along with free agent offensive lineman Byron Bell.

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    • JT19

      AP probably wants more money and Blount seems to only be effective in New England. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers tried to sign one of them too. With Starks and Lacy gone, they need a RB and Michael isn’t workhorse material.

  1. ViPeRx007

    I don’t think Christine Michael and Ty Montgomery are a long-term solution, but what do I know? Hard to see Charles and Peterson out there and not at least take a legitimate run at one of them.

  2. Yawn.

    Cheap, depth option. Dude clearly has talent but needs a lot of coaching to learn how to be patient and hit the right holes. That seems a relatively low probability at age 26 but this deal has some upside. I like it as a 50th-guy-on-the-roster type deal.

  3. Krahril45

    Phew… i thought we were going to be without a great running back. Glad to know we signed one of the best.

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