The Green Bay Packers loaded up on running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft, taking Jamaal Williams (4th round), Aaron Jones (5th round), and Devante Mays (7th round) on Saturday. That spelled bad news for two RBs who were already on the Packers roster, including ex-Seahawks starter Christine Michael. Green Bay also booted UDFA Don Jackson, who rushed for 32 yards in limited action when the team was severely depleted at RB last year.
Michael had re-signed with Green Bay in March on a one-year, $800,000 contract after the Packers picked him up off of waivers in mid-November. According to Pro Football Talk, only $25,000 of the money was guaranteed. At just 26 years old and statistically coming off the best season of his career, I’d like to think another team (not Seattle, of course) is going to at least sign him through training camp and preseason.
It’s always worth pointing out that Eddie Lacy and Christine Michael were chosen back-to-back at 61st and 62nd overall in the second round of the ill-fated 2013 NFL Draft. We could’ve seen them both at Lambeau Field playing against their former employers in week 1 of the upcoming regular season, but now only Lacy will get the opportunity to do that.