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Report: Packers plan to cut Christine Michael

Jan 8, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Christine Michael (32) stiff arms New York Giants defensive end Romeo Okwara (78) during the third quarter in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lambea
Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

The whole idea that Christine Michael would be a stud in the NFL was thrown out the window a long time ago. A workout warrior at the combine heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, Michael was ultimately picked up by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round that year.

Most people in the Pacific Northwest figured that Michael would eventually take over the starting role when Marshawn Lynch hung up his cleats. It never worked out. Michael played just two seasons with the Seahawks before being waived, putting up 254 rushing yards in the process.

After a stint with Dallas in 2015, Michael returned to the Seahawks last season and played well. The former Texas A&M standout helped an injury-plagued running back group to the tune of 469 rushing yards in seven starts. He was again let go by Seattle, only to be picked up by Green Bay later in the season.

Long story short, Michael has never really found a place to call home. That’s now been taken to a whole new level with Michael reportedly set to be cut by the Packers.

What’s interesting here is that Green Bay avoided the running back position early in the 2017 NFL Draft. However, it did pick up Jamaal Williams (BYU), Aaron Jones (UTEP) and Devante Mays (Utah State) in the mid-to-late rounds. That pretty much ended Michael’s brief stint with the Packers.

The expectation here is that former wide receiver Ty Montgomery will be the Packers’ starting running back this upcoming season after Eddie Lacy departed for Seattle in free agency.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi