The Christine Michael love has been flowing lately. We just found a video of a Seahawks scout raving about the team's 2nd-round pick. Michael "jumps off the tape," the scout said. "He's a really explosive back... runs through arm tackles, real good balance on contact... he's got a lot of talent." The scout also lauded Michael's "short burst, athleticism, power and speed," adding that "he fits our scheme." The video is chock-full of analysis on Michael's game. You can check it out here. Michael dropped to the 62nd overall pick of April's draft because of attitude concerns and an injury history that includes a broken leg and torn ACL. From a pure talent perspective, though, this guy is a 1st rounder. We don't consider him a threat to Marshawn Lynch's starting job this season, but it could be a different story as soon as 2014. This year, Michael could quickly pass Robert Turbin for backup duties.
The Colts announced Wednesday that they have re-signed RB Christine Michael. The 27-year-old joined Indy last offseason but went on IR after suffering an injury in June minicamp. Michael's notable at the moment only because the Colts backfield looks far from set. Frank Gore is a free agent who doesn't look like he'll return. That leaves Marlon Mack, Robert Turbin, Josh Ferguson and Matt Jones with Michael at the moment. Indy should be adding to that group early in the upcoming NFL Draft.
The Colts placed RB Christine Michael on IR. He lasted just 2 weeks on the active roster. No word on Michael's injury, but at least we won't need to waste any more words on him this year. Robert Turbin and rookie Marlon Mack will battle for backup duties behind Frank Gore.
The Colts have signed RB Christine Michael. It's actually an intriguing landing spot for fantasy football's greatest enigma. Michael joins a backfield with 34-year-old Frank Gore, rookie Marlon Mack and journeyman Robert Turbin. He's simply failed too many times for us to get excited about him again.
The Packers have released RB Christine Michael. The writing was on the wall when Green Bay drafted 3 RBs over the weekend. Michael is still only 26 but has proven to be a fantasy football tease over the past 5 seasons. The Packers also released RB Don Jackson, leaving them with Ty Montgomery and rookies Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays.
The Packers have re-signed RB Christine Michael. We didn't hear of any other teams showing interest in the 26-year-old. Michael appeared in 8 games for Green Bay last season (including the playoffs), mustering just 3.7 yards per carry on 47 totes. The Packers' backfield currently sports just Michael, Ty Montgomery and Don Jackson -- so there's opportunity here. But Michael has mostly disappointed since entering the league in 2013. It seems unwise to bank on that trend changing in 2017.
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