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33 Christine Michael RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/221 | Birthdate: 11/9/1990 | Birthplace: Beaumont, TX, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Texas A&M | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 50/1 | Average Draft Position: 142.20
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Christine Michael tweaks hamstring


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael tweaked his hamstring in practice Tuesday and won't play in Thursday's preseason finale, reports 710 ESPN Radio. Coach Pete Carroll said Michael "pulled up a little bit" when he got hurt.

Christine Michael contributes to battering of Bears


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael continued his impressive preseason with a productive performance in a lopsided defeat of Chicago on Friday night.

Michael led the team with 28 yards on eight carries and added three receptions for 26 yards. Among his catches resulted in a 7-yard touchdown in the third quarter that stretched the lead to 28-0.


Robert Turbin, Christine Michael shoulder the load in preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) With Marshawn Lynch sidelined, Seahawks running backs Robert Turbin and Christine Michael shouldered the load during Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos in Denver.

Turbin got the start but didn't make much of an impact. He played two series with the first-team offense and finished with four carries for 5 yards. He also caught one pass for a gain of 3 yards.

Michael didn't get his first touch with the first-team offense until the start of the second quarter and scored on a 1-yard run on that same drive. He played into the first series of the third quarter and finished with seven carries for 16 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 12 yards.

Christine Michael's shoulder banged up a bit


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael sat out the second half of Sunday's practice with a shoulder injury, reports the Seattle Times. "He just banged his shoulder a litlte bit," coach Pete Carroll said. "They think that he will be ready to go on Tuesday."

Seahawks won't change philosphy if Marshawn Lynch doesn't show


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said the team won't change its run-first philosophy, regardless of how long Marshawn Lynch's holdout lasts. Seattle ran the ball a league-high 54.8 percent of the time last year.

"I think our plan has been pretty successful," Bevell told the Seattle Times. "We play great defense, we take great care of the football and we run the football, and that keeps us in games and allows us to exert our will on the opponent, that physical toughness that we like to do ... That’s our style and our philosophy and we are going to continue to do that."

Lynch's contract holdout isn't expected to last too long. In the meantime, Christine Michael and Robert Turbin are the team's top two backs.


Christine Michael headed for bigger role


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael heads into training camp looking to build off an already impressive offseason, reports the Seattle Times.

The report says Michael's play this offseason "did nothing to quell the idea he will get regular carries this season. The only question is how many." Michael is expected to be No. 2 on the depth chart behind Marshawn Lynch.


Seahawks coordinator backtracks on committee comment


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who raised eyebrows by saying the team planned a committee approach at running back, backtracked from that comment. According to the Everett Herald, Bevell said he meant he'd use a committee approach during OTAs, not the season.

Marshawn Lynch still should see the bulk of the carries, but the explosive Christine Michael is headed for a bigger role. Robert Turbin will see some work on passing downs.


Marshawn Lynch still on top of committee


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/9/2014) Even though Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell recently said the team plans to use a "running back by committee" with Marshawn Lynch, Christine Michael and Robert Turbin, there is still one leader in the backfield.

And that's Lynch, reports the Seattle Times.

The report says there may be a committee this season, but "expect Lynch to be the Chairman of the Board." Michael will likely be second, and Turbin will be third and play on passing downs.


Seahawks to use 'running back by committee'


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/5/2014) Speaking during a team Town Hall event, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said Wednesday that he intends to not lean on one running back like Marshawn Lynch but rather utilize a number of them in 2014. Carroll added that the team wants to remain focused on the run. 

"We are going to be running back by committee," Bevell said according to ESPN. "We really like what Christine Michael is doing right now."

Michael is the Seahawks' second-year running back who averaged 4.4 yards per carry in very minimal play last season but came into the league with high accolades (and an injury) from his days at Texas A&M. He's been impressive in OTA workouts while Lynch has skipped the voluntary practices.

"We want to run the football whenever we want to," Carroll said per the Seattle Times. "We are an absolutely committed running football team."


Christine Michael making strong impression


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/4/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael is making a strong impression during OTA workouts, reports ESPN.

The report says Michael is getting plenty of reps since Marshawn Lynch has elected to skip OTAs so far, and Michael is making the most of it. Coach Pete Carroll has walked up to Michael a few times after his runs to give him high fives and let him know how much he appreciates what Michael is doing in practice.

Michael is expected to be No. 2 on the depth chart behind Lynch this season. 


Carroll high on Christine Michael


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has high hopes for second-year running back Christine Michael. He said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday that Michael could be Seattle's breakout star in 2014.

"He's really talented and he's a really exciting guy in our program. Probably has the most breakout potential out of anybody because you haven't seen much of him yet," Carroll said via Pro Football Talk. "We've seen him, we know that he can do really special stuff. He played in a very competitive position. It was hard to get in there with Marshawn (Lynch) and Robert Turbin there. But he'll give those guys a real run when we come back to work. He'll grow a lot from Year 1 to Year 2. We all know in our program that he's going to be very explosive and a really exciting guy. He showed that in his chances that he had."

Part of the reason Michael could have a breakout season in 2014 is that Lynch could be headed for a downturn in production after 400-plus touches in 2013. That could open the door for Michael to play a bigger role next year.


Robert Turbin vs. Christine Michael an intriguing battle


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) With Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch coming off 400-plus touches, an intriguing battle for the backup spot is shaping up between Robert Turbin and Christine Michael, reports the Seattle Times.

Turbin excels in pass protection and the team trusted him to spell Lynch down the stretch. He averaged 3.4 yards on 77 regular-season carries. 

A second-round pick last year, the more explosive Michael finished his rookie season with 79 yards on 18 carries. He'll push Turbin in training camp. 


Seahawks release Super Bowl inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) The Seahawks declared receiver Bryan Walters, running back Christine Michael, offensive tackles Michael Bowie and Caylin Hauptmann, tight end Kellen Davis, defensive end Benson Mayowa and defensive tackle Jordan Hill inactive for the Super Bowl. All are healthy scratches.

Seattle reveals inactives for NFC Championship game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) The Seahawks ruled Percy Harvin, Christine Michael, Michael Bowie, Caylin Hauptmann, O'Brien Schofield, Benson Mayowa and Jordan Hill inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the 49ers.

Seahawks release list of inactives for playoff game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Defensive tackle Jordan Hill (groin) and linebacker K.J. Wright (foot) headline the inactive list submitted Saturday by the Seahawks for their playoff game against visiting New Orleans.

The other inactives are wide receiver Bryan Walters, running back Christine Michael, tackle Caylin Hauptmann, guard James Carpenter and defensive end Benson Mayowa.


Seahawks announce Week 17 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The Seahawks listed seven players as inactive for the game vs. St. Louis: wideout Percy Harvin (hip), linebacker K.J. Wright (foot), defensive end Benson Mayowa, running back Christine Michael, offensive tackles Michael Bowie and Caylin Hauptmann, and defensive tackle Jordan Hill.

Seahawks list Week 15 inactives


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip), linebacker K.J. Wright (feet), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), running back Christine Michael, tackle Michael Bowie, tackle Caylin Hauptmann and defensive end Benson Mayowa were listed as inactive Week 15 at N.Y. Giants.

Seahawks list inactives for San Francisco game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) The Seahawks have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's contest against the 49ers in Week 14: wide receiver Percy Harvin, running back Christine Michael, cornerback Brandon Browner, tackle Michael Bowie, tackle Caylin Hauptmann, defensive end Benson Mayowa and defensive tackle Jordan Hill.

Seahawks list Week 13 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The Seahawks listed seven players as inactive for Monday's game vs. the Saints: receiver Percy Harvin (hip), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), defensive tackle Jordan Hill, running back Christine Michael, defensive end Benson Mayowa, and offensive tackles Michael Bowie and Caylin Hauptmann.

Christine Michael gets rare chance to contribute


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/10/2013) With the Seahawks leading 33-10 late in the fourth quarter, running back Christine Michael got on the field for only the second time this season Week 10 at Atlanta, handling the ball just about every play on the team's final drive. He finished with eight carries for 33 yards and would have had even better numbers if he didn't have a 25-yard run negated by a holding penalty.

Michael is behind not only Marshawn Lynch, but Robert Turbin on the depth chart.


Seahawks' probables suiting up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (ankle), running back Christine Michael (illness) and receiver Golden Tate (shoulder) are active against the Rams after being listed as probable on the injury report.

Wagner, who missed the previous two games, has 34 tackles and an interception in five games.


Christine Michael probable for MNF


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2013) Seahawks running back Christine Michael is considered probable to play in the Week 8 Monday night game at St. Louis Sunday. Michael appears on the injury report with an illness, but he's sufficiently overcome the issue in order to play in Monday's game against the Rams.

Michael has been active for two games this season for Seattle. He has nine carries for 37 yards.

Christine Michael gets work during blowout


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Seahawks running back Christine Michael received 9 carries against the Jaguars.

With the Seahawks up big, the team opted to rest some of their starters. Michael was able to gain 37 yards on the ground. He'll take on the Texans Week 4.


Seahawks reveal Week 2 inactives


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) The Seahawks ruled defensive lineman Chris Clemons (knee), defensive lineman Jordan Hill (biceps), defensive back Brandon Browner (hamstring) and defensive back Jeron Johnson (hamstring) inactive because of injuries. In addition, running back Christine Michael, tackle Michael Bowie and tackle Alvin Bailey were all healthy inactives.

Christine Michael nearly hits century mark


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2013) Seahawks rookie running back Christine Michael, who missed his last preseason game with a back injury, returned with a bang Friday night against the Packers.

The rookie out of Texas A&M broke for a 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He entered the game in the second quarter and played the entire second half. He rushed for a team-high 97 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. He also caught his only targeted pass for 25 yards.

Michael ran for 89 yards on 16 carries in the first preseason game against San Diego and has 186 yards on the ground through two games.