It appears that the future is now at running back for the Green Bay Packers. According to a report from Adam Schefter and Field Yates, Green Bay is planning on releasing running back Christine Michael.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 1, 2017
The former Texas A&M Aggie and Beaumont West Brook standout finished 2016 with 583 rushing yards and eight total touchdowns, as he split time with Seattle before being claimed off of waivers by the Packers in November. Michael had re-signed with the Packers back in March. In a correpsonding move, the Packers also are reportedly releasing running back Don Jackson as well.
The move comes after the Packers drafted three running backs on Saturday in Philadelphia, including former UTEP star Aaron Jones. Jamaal Williams of BYU and Devante Mays of Utah State were selected in the fourth and seventh rounds respectively. Mike McCarthy also named converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery as Green Bay’s starting running back and now look to give the newly drafted rookies an opportunity to play as well.
UPDATE: The Packers have officially announced the release of running backs Christine Michael and Don Jackson on Monday afternoon.
#Packers release two running backs.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) May 1, 2017
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