Report: Seahawks looking to move Christine Michael, Robert Turbin
After signing former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson to a one-year deal, the Seahawks are in the market to move one or even two of their backup running backs. Jason La Canfora reports that Seattle is looking to trade former second-round pick Christine Michael, who is full of potential but it has never translated on a NFL field.
Seahawks are exploring trade options for Christine Michael. Makes sense given their depth at running back especially after signing Jackson
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 5, 2015
I would not be surprised if the Cowboys or Browns give up a late round conditional draft choice for Michael, both teams are supposedly in the market for another back.
Robert Turbin, who had been Marshawn Lynch’s backup the last three seasons will be waived/injured due to a high ankle sprain that will cause him to miss at least five weeks. If he goes unclaimed, he will revert back to the Seahawks injured reserve. I would not be surprised if Turbin gets claimed by some team, as the 25-year-old back still has a solid NFL career ahead of him.
If Michael and Turbin are no longer on the Seahawks roster, undrafted free agents Thomas Rawls and Rod Smith will likely make the team behind Lynch and Jackson.
Stay tuned as all NFL teams have to finalize their 53-man roster by 4pm EST today.
Dan Schalk is the Head Writer for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @FFSportsTalk