Packers release RB Christine Michael

Artem Anisimov Mens Jersey The Green Bay Packers have released running back Christine Michael, the team announced Monday.

Michael joined the Packers last November after he was released by the Seahawks. He had rushed for 469 yards and six touchdowns on 117 carries in nine games for Seattle before his release.

It was assumed Michael would take up a starting role for the Packers last season considering Eddie Lacy and James Starks were both out long-term with injuries. However, wide receiver Ty Montgomery converted back to running back — a position he played in college — and ran away with the job.

We’re in the early stages,” Quinn said Wednesday. It’s really too early to kind of give any update but we’re going through the process. These things don’t happen overnight.
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I feel confident we can get something done.”

Stafford is set to earn a base salary of $16.5 million in 2017, the final season of a five-year, $76.5 million contract he signed in 2013.

Stafford was enjoying an outstanding 2016 campaign before his play was affected by a late-season finger injury on his throwing hand. Stafford still helped guide Detroit (9-7) to a wild-card appearance, finishing the year with 4,327 passing yards and 24 touchdowns to 10 interceptions.

Stafford, the first player selected in the 2009 draft before a rookie salary cap was installed, has earned $110.8 million during his career.

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