By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Green Bay Packers have claimed former Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael off waivers. Michael was released by the Seahawks on Tuesday.
Michael had a 117 carries for 469 yards and six touchdowns in the season. However, his playing time diminished with the emergence of rookie running back C.J. Prosise.
He was in the dog house with head coach Pete Carroll the past two games. He had just 11 snaps in Sunday Night Football’s game against the New England Patriots.
The team is also expected to get back second-year back Thomas Rawls, possibly as soon as this weekend. Rawls has been practicing this week and is expected to be available for the Seahawks game with the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
Rawls was the team’s leading rusher in 2015 and has missed the team’s past seven games as he dealt with a cracked bone in his fibula. Promise — who made his first NFL start on Sunday — had 17 carries for 66 yards. He also led the team with seven receptions for 87 yards.
Going to the Packers, he’ll compete for playing time. It may not get any action right away, as Knile Davis had two days to get ready for the Thursday night game against the Chicago Bears after he was acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs and he barely played.
With Eddie Lacy out and James Starks just returning, Michael could get some action this weekend. Starks had 55 snaps on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Ty Montgomery — who was filling in at running back — had 22 plays.
This season, Starks has 75 rushing yards. He also has 61 receiving yards. The 30-year-old has 33 yards against the Titans — which is what he also had against the New York Giants in his last game on Oct. 9.
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