The Seattle Seahawks have released running back Christine Michael, according to reports.
Source: the Seahawks have released RB Christine Michael.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 15, 2016
This should not be unexpected, the writing was on the wall for weeks, all you had to do was listen to what the coaches were saying and pay attention to the results on the field. With the return of Thomas Rawls all but certain on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, there was no room for Michael unless the team was going to cut Alex Collins. While Collins has not played well, he’s a lot cheaper and signed for three more seasons, whereas Michael was going to be a free agent anyhow.
The move gives Michael a chance to catch on with a team needing a running back, of which there should be plenty, even if it’s in a backup role. The Seahawks will now turn to Rawls and C.J. Prosise with a smattering of Collins.
Like last season, the door is still open for Michael to return, but any expectations of him having a long career in Seattle should officially be put to rest.
Here’s an article called “Christine Michael is part of the problem” from Halloween. Here’s one from November 8 that supposed Prosise had surpassed Michael. Here’s another from November 9. And finally, one from last Friday that said the team could very well release Michael, right about now, because of the return of Rawls.
Talk amongst yourselves.