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Packers claim RB Christine Michael

Fourth-year running back rushed for 469 yards and six touchdowns in seven starts with Seahawks


The Green Bay Packers claimed RB Christine Michael off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks and placed RB Don Jackson on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

(KRIS-tin) Michael, a 5-foot-10, 220-pound, fourth-year player out of Texas A&M, was originally selected by the Seahawks in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. After two seasons in Seattle, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys before the start of the 2015 regular season. After being released by Dallas on Nov. 17, 2015, he spent a few weeks on the Washington Redskins' practice squad before being signed to the Seahawks' active roster on Dec. 16, 2015. In 2016, Michael has set career highs in games started (seven), rushing yards (469), rushing touchdowns (six), receptions (20) and receiving yards (96). For his career, he has started nine of 31 games played during the regular season, recording 966 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 223 carries (4.3 avg.) while also accumulating 124 receiving yards and a TD on 24 receptions (5.2 avg.). Michael has also appeared in two postseason contests, with one start. He will wear No. 32 for the Packers.

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