• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cowboys RB Christine Michael is active for Sunday's game

    Cowboys running back Christine Michael is active for Sunday's game in New Orleans, David Helman of the Cowboys' official website reports.Inactive for the first three games, Michael took some first-team snaps during practice this week, but it will be surprising if he gets more than a handful of touches -- and even that may be generous -- in Sunday's game. Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar are also active, and all three are ahead of Michael on the depth chart.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cowboys RB Christine Michael receiving work with first team in practice

    Cowboys running back Christine Michael has received some snaps with the first-team offense in practice this week, DallasCowboys.com reports."We've been giving him a few more reps this week to see how he's doing. I think he's doing a great job. We're excited to see him in the future here - I don't know how near that is. We make those decisions in the next coming days. But we're excited to have him," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Thursday.The running back has been inactive for all three games so far since he was acquired from the Seahawks, but Michael could be getting closer to making his Cowboys debut. Joseph Randle is coming off a three-touchdown performance though, Lance Dunbar is off to an excellent start as the backfield pass-catching option and even Darren McFadden has done well when called upon, so barring an injury there wouldn't seem to be many snaps available for a fourth RB.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cowboys might not activate Christine Michael until injury befalls RB

    While running back Christine Michael was inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Giants, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the newcomer has "made a lot of progress in a short period of time" since his acquisition from the Seahawks. Although, it seems it would take an injury to the running back trio of Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Darren McFadden before Michael gets his chance to make an impact. "I do think if any time one of them has an injury or isn't 110 percent, then we'll see what Christine Michael has to bring to the table as well," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Monday during a radio interview, per The Dallas Morning News.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cowboys acquire RB Christine Michael from Seahawks

    The Seahawks traded running back Christine Michael to the Cowboys, a source told ESPN. Michael rushed for 175 yards on 34 attempts in 10 games last season. The Seahawks will receive a conditional draft pick.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Seahawks exploring trade for RB Christine Michael

    With the recent acquisition of Fred Jackson, the Seahawks are discussing trading running back Christine Michael, reports CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Michael rushed for 175 yards on 34 carries in 10 games last season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Seahawks RB Christine Michael suffers hamstring injury Thursday

    Seahawks running back Christine Michael sustained a hamstring injury during Thursday's practice, reports 710 ESPN. The injury caused Michael to leave the practice early, but the extent of the injury is not known.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Seahawks backup runners don't do much Week 14

    The Seahawks backup runners didn't do much Week 14 against the Eagles. Christine Michael turned in a solid performance, gaining 32 yards on six carries. He did not receive a target in the passing game. Robert Turbin gained just 7 yards on four carries, but did factor into the passing game. Turbin hauled in one pass for 14 yards. Both players will hope for more Week 15 against the 49ers.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Robert Turbin, Christine Michael do little for Seahawks

    Seahawks backup runners Robert Turbin and Christine Michael didn't do much Week 11 against the Chiefs. Turbin gained 11 yards on four carries. Michael received one carry, but lost 2 yards on the play. Both players will take on the Cardinals Week 12.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Seahawks backups give glimpse of the future

    The Seahawks backup running backs didn't get much more work than normal in Week 10 against the Giants, but both Christine Michael and Robert Turbin showed what they can do if given the chance. The Giants had trouble slowing any of the Seahawks' runners down Sunday, and Michael gashed them for 71 yards on just four carries. Turbin was only slightly less effective, rushing for 32 yards on six carries, while starter Marshawn Lynch ran all over the Giants for four touchdowns and 140 yards on 21 carries. Both Turbin and Michael have clear upside, but Lynch really doesn't seem to be going anywhere -- this season. As handcuffs, both players might have some value in yearly leagues, but there are mostly best left for keeper leagues at this point.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Seahawks' Christine Michael, Robert Turbin get some work

    Seahawks running backs Christine Michael and Robert Turbin managed to get some work Week 10 against the Giants. Michael and Turbin came on in relief of Marshawn Lynch, who was so effective that he got some rest early. Neither player disappointed. Michael received just four carries, but managed 71 yards. He helped set up the team's final touchdown of the day with a 45 yard run. Turbin carried six times, gaining 32 yards.