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Green Bay Packers Claim RB Christine Michael Off Waivers

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Desperate for help at the running back position, the Green Bay Packers claimed former Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael off waivers Wednesday afternoon.

Receiving the first significant playing time of his career, Michael gained 469 yards this season on 117 carries (4.0 ypc).  He led Seattle with six rushing touchdowns before being waived Tuesday night.

Michael seems like a solid fit for the Packers who have had major issues at running back this season.  Eddie Lacy had been somewhat of a disappointment before going down with an ankle injury and his backup James Starks was likely lost for the season with a knee injury.

At this point, we’re still trying to figure out who the former second-round pick from Texas A & M actually is as a running back.  He was buried on the Seahawks depth chart during his first three seasons and was seemingly making the most of his opportunity to start this year.

A big game in New England by rookie C.J. Prosise as well as the return of Thomas Rawls made Michael expendable for Seattle.

We’ll see if he can add a spark to a Green Bay running game that is ranked 19th in the NFL.


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Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.