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Christine Michael | Running Back | #38

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 220
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (62) / SEA
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Colts placed RB Christine Michael on injured reserve.
Michael's annual hype train won't be able to leave the station this season. Michael went down at minicamp and the injury isn't known yet, but the Colts quickly added him to the IR. In a corresponding move, the Colts signed RB Troymaine Pope. The Colts have one of the shallowest backfields in the NFL. Jun 15 - 8:15 PM

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Coach Chuck Pagano said at minicamp the Colts "loved" Christine Michael's "explosiveness" before they signed him.

Unsurprisingly, Michael "crushed" his workout before the Colts signed him on June 1. Michael has never lacked high-level running talent, but he has never mastered the smaller points of running back-ing. Still, Michael's presence on the roster is an obstacle in the way of fourth-round pick Marlon Mack.
Jun 13 - 3:32 PM

Colts signed RB Christine Michael.

The Colts have one of the league's shallowest backfields, but Michael will almost certainly end up little more than a flier. He doesn't have the feel for the game necessary to stick at the NFL level, but teams keep taking a looksee because of his physical gifts.
Jun 1 - 3:06 PM

Free agent RB Christine Michael visited the Patriots on Tuesday.

Michael was cut by the Packers following the draft. The Patriots' running back room is already crowded, so this was likely a visit for the Patriots to update their emergency list. Michael is running out of chances at 26.
May 10 - 10:17 AM

Packers released RB Christine Michael.

A favorite of both the draft and fantasy communities, it simply isn't going to happen for Michael. The Packers drafted three running backs over the weekend and have since cut Michael and fellow RB Don Jackson in an attempt to overhaul a backfield currently being led by converted WR Ty Montgomery. Green Bay makes some sense as a possible landing spot for free agent Jamaal Charles. As for Michael, he's now entering his age-27 season and looking for his sixth team.
Source: ESPN.com
May 1 - 12:32 PM

Packers re-signed RB Christine Michael.

The Packers were the only team to show interest in Michael. He'll return for another year after getting claimed off waivers last November. Michael should have a better grasp of Green Bay's scheme with a full offseason to prepare. With Eddie Lacy gone, he'll be in the mix for a committee role with Ty Montgomery.
Mar 22 - 6:34 PM

Free agent Christine Michael visited the Packers.

It's his first known interest since the start of free agency. Michael played nine games (including playoffs) with the Packers last year after getting claimed off waivers. With Eddie Lacy gone, he could be brought back to compete for a committee role.
Mar 22 - 4:39 PM

Christine Michael rushed six times for 11 yards in the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons.

He "added" a three-yard catch. Michael reminded of why he's been cut so many times, giving back yards he had already gained. Now 26, Michael has all the raw ability in the world, but little clue of how to actually play football. An impending free agent, Michael will be up against it to make someone's 53-man roster next summer.
Jan 22 - 7:05 PM

Christine Michael (back) is active for the NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.

Michael was added to the injury report with a back issue on Saturday, but he finished off his pre-game warm-up with a backflip, indicating he is just fine. Michael played limited snaps and did not touch the ball last week, however, so betting on him in DFS is a risky proposition. Green Bay declared James Starks (concussion), QB Joe Callahan, WR Max McCaffrey, CB Herb Waters, FB Joe Kerridge, OT Kyle Murphy, and DT Christian Ringo inactive.
Jan 22 - 1:44 PM

Packers added Christine Michael to the injury report as questionable with a back injury.

The timing suggests he suffered the injury late in the week. Michael did not touch the ball in limited snaps last week against Dallas, but his absence would still be a blow to an already banged-up offense. Ty Montgomery should dominate the backfield touches against the Falcons.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Montgomery had three total touches in the red zone and scored two touchdowns inside the 3-yard line against Dallas, which is an encouraging sign that he’ll continue to get the RB work in scoring position. TyMont has also become increasingly involved in the passing game - he caught six of seven targets for 34 yards last week - and Atlanta struggles to defend receiving RBs. They've allowed the most receptions (6.59), 2nd-most receiving yards (52.76), and 2nd-most receiving touchdowns (0.35) per game to the position. Montgomery is in a great spot, especially for full PPR scoring.
Jan 21 - 1:33 PM

Christine Michael rushed ten times for 47 yards in the Packers' Wild Card win over the Giants.

Michael didn’t touch the ball until a third-quarter drive where the Packers fed him four carries in a row and C-Mike picked up 27 yards, exploding to and through holes and flashing his always-tantalizing potential. Michael returned a kickoff out near the 40-yard line on Green Bay’s next possession, but was otherwise stymied on the ground. Michael will likely remain the Packers' change-of-pace back behind Ty Montgomery in the Divisional Round at Dallas.
Jan 8 - 9:00 PM

Christine Michael had three carries for six yards and one catch for 10 yards in Week 17 against the Lions.

Michael didn’t see the field until the final drive of the first half. He continued to play a limited change-of-pace role. Michael saw fewer snaps than both Aaron Ripkowski (36) and Ty Montgomery (35). He isn’t on the DFS radar for the first round of the playoffs.
Jan 1 - 11:59 PM

Christine Michael rushed four times for four yards in the Packers' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

He "added" a one-yard catch. Supposedly poised to be more involved, Michael remained miles behind Ty Montgomery. That should remain the case for Week 17 and potential postseason appearances.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Christine Michael rushed four times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Week 15 win over the Bears.

Michael was shot out of a cannon on his 42-yard touchdown in the second half, but otherwise played second fiddle to the Ty Montgomery show. That should remain the case in Weeks 16-17, though Michael should usually see more than four carries. The Pack want to keep Montgomery fresh, and James Starks is no longer a factor.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:10:00 PM

Christine Michael (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Bears.

Michael missed Thursday's practice, then returned on a "limited" basis Friday. Michael is likely to play against the Bears, but he is unlikely to handle more than 11-14 carries and hasn't been involved in Green Bay's passing game.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:40:00 PM

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