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Christine Michael | Running Back

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 221
College: Texas A&M
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Redskins signed RB Christine Michael to the practice squad.
It's a natural landing place, as Redskins GM Scot McCloughan was the Seahawks' senior personnel executive when they drafted Michael in 2013. In a best-case scenario, Michael would learn the Redskins' system this season with an eye toward competing for a roster spot next summer. Nov 19 - 4:35 PM

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Ex-Cowboys RB Christine Michael passed through waivers unclaimed.

He's now an unrestricted free agent. Despite immense natural running ability, Michael never improved as a collegiate at Texas A&M, then flamed out with both the Seahawks and running back-needy Cowboys. Michael figures to be atop most teams' running back emergency lists down the stretch.
Nov 18 - 10:22 PM

Cowboys waived RB Christine Michael.

Michael's Cowboys "career" ends with 15 carries for 51 yards. Dallas is the second team in three months to give up on the 2013 second-rounder after the Seahawks gave him away in September. Michael is a freak athlete, but has never shown a feel for the professional game, and has reportedly caused headaches in the locker room. It's alarming he couldn't carve out a role on a team rolling with Darren McFadden as a workhorse. Now 25, Michael will likely get a third chance, but his fantasy future is grim.
Nov 17 - 3:13 PM

Christine Michael (illness) is listed as probable for Week 10.

Michael practiced in full after missing Wednesday. He didn’t play any snaps last week, but remains Darren McFadden’s handcuff.
Nov 14 - 6:28 PM

Christine Michael (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

It might explain why he didn't play any snaps against the Eagles. Michael should be fine for Week 10.
Nov 11 - 5:05 PM

Christine Michael didn't play any snaps in Week 9.

Darren McFadden had an every-down role against the Eagles, getting 28 touches on 62 snaps. Even "Rod Smith" played ahead of Michael.
Nov 9 - 1:55 AM

Christine Michael rushed five times for 20 yards and missed both of his targets in the Cowboys' Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

Michael got a bit more run than usual with Joseph Randle (abdomen) out and Darren McFadden battling dehydration. McFadden’s injury history makes him worth holding onto, but only as a deep bench stash. C-Mike will get the Eagles in Week 9.
Nov 1 - 9:12 PM

Christine Michael only played seven snaps in Dallas' Week 7 loss to the Giants.

He touched the football on six of them, gaining 20 total yards. This was despite Joseph Randle leaving early with an oblique injury. Michael has never lacked talent, but his inability to establish a role in a wide-open Dallas backfield is even more frustrating than Michael's tenure in Seattle. Look for Darren McFadden to take over as the Cowboys' lead back going forward.
Oct 26 - 5:06 PM

Christine Michael rushed five times for 18 yards in Dallas' Week 7 loss to the Giants, adding a two-yard reception.

The Cowboys talked all week about giving Michael a bigger role, but the six touches qualified as a major disappointment in a game where Joseph Randle was knocked out with a back injury in the first quarter. Michael stayed glued to the sideline as Darren McFadden exploded for 162 yards from scrimmage. Michael looked shot out of a cannon on his long gain of 13, but did nothing to earn more work going forward. Michael remains a mere lottery ticket, one looking less and less likely to hit.
Oct 25 - 7:41 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter indicated Sunday morning that Christine Michael is likely to remain the Cowboys' No. 3 running back against the Giants.

Michael "continues to be the third back that they use," Schefter stated, also confirming Joseph Randle operated as the Cowboys' starter in Friday's practice. "I wouldn't count on a lot from (Michael) today." A perennial fantasy tease, Michael is not even flex worthy in season-long leagues at this point.
Oct 25 - 10:29 AM

ESPN Dallas cautions to "tap the brakes" on expectations for Christine Michael.

This falls in line with OC Scott Linehan’s comments. Michael will have an expanded role coming off the Cowboys bye, but has a low-floor this week.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 24 - 6:48 PM

Christine Michael said he’s not sure of his role for Sunday.

"I'm just as clueless as you are," Michael said. "Those guys did say I'm going to get a little bit more carries, but we'll see." Michael is expected to have an expanded role coming off the Cowboys bye, but OC Scott Linehan told reporters he’s not expecting big changes. The Dallas Morning News believes Michael is more likely to cut into Darren McFadden’s workload than Joseph Randle’s. Michael is a high-risk/low-floor RB3 for Week 7.
Oct 23 - 7:36 PM

Cowboys OC Scott Linehan said he isn't planning "big changes" in the running game, but that Christine Michael will get more carries.

That won't be hard seeing as Michael has two touches on the year. There's been noise coming directly from Cowboys camp all week about getting Michael more work, but Joseph Randle is still the favorite to lead the backfield in touches. Linehan confirmed as much on Thursday. That being said, it appears Michael will be given the opportunity to develop the "hot hand." He's a high-risk, high-reward FLEX play for Week 7.
Oct 22 - 2:34 PM

According to Bryan Broaddus of, Christine Michael handled the majority of first-team running back reps at Monday's practice.

The Cowboys are coming off a Week 6 bye. Indications coming pretty much directly from the team -- including from Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown -- are that Michael will be given a legitimate chance to carve out a major role in Dallas' backfield after Joseph Randle predictably provided sub-par results as the early-season lead back. Michael, 24, ran 4.54 with an absurd 43-inch vertical and 10-foot-5 broad jump at 5-foot-10, 220 coming out of Texas A&M in the 2013 draft. The Seahawks made him the 62nd overall pick.
Oct 19 - 6:12 PM

Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown says the team wants to take the "reins" off Christine Michael and "let him rock."

"I think he's where he needs to be, and we want to take the reins off him and let him rock," was Brown's exact quote. The Cowboys have correctly determined they aren't getting enough big plays from Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden, and want to see what Michael can do as they wait for the returns of Dez Bryant and Tony Romo. There's a reason Michael has been mothballed for the first two and a half years of his career — he's been a slow developer, and has sometimes lacked feel for the game — but his athletic ability is off the charts. He could make something happen behind Dallas' dominant offensive line. Michael should be owned in all 12-team leagues. We'll have a better idea of how things will shake out in Week 7 once the Cowboys return from their bye.
Oct 15 - 3:04 PM

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