With James Starks released and Eddie Lacy signing with the Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers needed running back depth to accompany WR-to-RB convert Ty Montgomery. Not to fear, for Christine Michael is here!
ESPN’s Field Yates reported on Wednesday that the Packers have re-signed C-Mike, although terms of his contract were not disclosed. After Michael was waived by the Seahawks midway through last season, Green Bay picked him up. He played in six regular season games, getting 31 carries for 114 yards and a 42-yard touchdown run. His playoff appearances were a tad bit on the wayward side, as he dropped multiple passes in the NFC Championship Game, and fumbled a kickoff return in the NFC Divisional Round against the Dallas Cowboys, which led to Green Bay starting at its own six-yard line.
The injuries to C.J. Prosise and Thomas Rawls meant that Michael finished as Seattle’s leading rusher in 2016, with a whopping 469 yards. He was also tied with Doug Baldwin for the team lead in touchdowns scored (7). Yes, it really was that type of season.
Michael staying with Green Bay assures that four years removed from the 2013 NFL Draft, him and Eddie Lacy have switched teams after being chosen back-to-back at the end of the second round. The Seahawks traded down from #56 to #62 to choose Michael, while the Baltimore Ravens traded up to get Arthur Brown, who just signed with the Seahawks.
Life works in mysterious ways.