Green Bay Packers cut RB Christine Michael

Jan 8, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Christine Michael (32) stiff arms New York Giants defensive end Romeo Okwara (78) during the third quarter in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Former Texas A&M running back, Christine Michael, is now a free agent.

First reported by ESPN’s Field Yates, the Packers have cut Michael after drafting three running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Michael was claimed on waivers last November by the Packers after Eddie Lacy went down for the season.


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The Packers re-signed Michael during the offseason, but with only $25,000 of guaranteed money.

Michael showed some signs last seasons of potential with his display of hard running.

Playing in nine games for the Packers a season ago, including three in the postseason, combined for 172 rushing yards and one touchdown.

The Packers also parted ways with running back Don Jackson earlier in the day.

Packers head coach, Mike McCarthy, announced this weekend the starting running back will be the former wide receiver, Ty Montgomery.

The three running back drafted include BYU’s Jamaal Williams (fourth round), UTEP’s Aaron Jones (fifth round), and Utah State’s Devante Mays (seventh round).

Do not be surprised if Michael is back on the Packers roster at some point.

–– Bobby Burack covers the Green Bay Packers and is the Managing Editor for cover32 Packers. Connect and follow on Twitter @bburack16.


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