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Colts Sign Free Agent Running Back Christine Michael

Posted Jun 1, 2017

Intro: On Thursday afternoon, the Colts added a veteran running back to the likes of Frank Gore and Robert Turbin. Meet new running back Christine Michael.


INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, the Colts signed free agent running back Christine Michael and waived running back Brandon Radcliff.

Michael, 5-10, 220 pounds, has played in 37 career NFL games (nine starts) in his time with the Green Bay Packers (2016), Seattle Seahawks (2013-16) and Dallas Cowboys (2015). He has carried the ball 254 times for 1,080 yards (4.3 avg.) and seven touchdowns. Michael has also caught 26 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown. He has appeared in five postseason contests (one start) and totaled 37 carries for 128 yards (3.5 avg.) and caught two passes for 17 yards. Michael was a member of Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII winning team. He was originally selected by the Seahawks in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M.

In 2016, Michael saw action in six games for the Packers and tallied 31 carries for 114 yards and one touchdown, two receptions for 11 yards and returned three kickoffs for 64 yards. He appeared in all three postseason contests for Green Bay and finished with 16 carries for 58 yards and one reception for three yards. Michael spent the first nine weeks of the 2016 season with Seattle and started seven games. He rushed for 469 yards and six touchdowns on 117 carries and had 20 receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown. Michael was released by the Seahawks on November 15 and claimed by the Packers off waivers the next day. In 2015, he was traded from Seattle to Dallas on September 6. Michael played in five games for the Cowboys and registered 15 carries for 51 yards and caught one pass for two yards. He was released by Dallas on November 17 before spending four weeks (Weeks 11-14) on the Washington Redskins practice squad. Michael re-signed with the Seahawks on December 16. He went on to start two of the final three regular season games for Seattle and totaled 39 carries for 192 yards and two receptions for 14 yards. Michael appeared in two playoff contests (one start) with the Seahawks and compiled 21 carries for 70 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards. From 2013-14, he played in 14 games for Seattle and totaled 52 carries for 254 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards. As a rookie in 2013, Michael was a member of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII winning team.

Radcliff, 5-9, 206 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017. He appeared in 50 games (21 starts) at Louisville and totaled 438 carries for 2,365 yards (5.4 avg.) and 26 touchdowns. Radcliff also caught 20 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown.

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