The Colts released Michael on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Michael somewhat surprisingly made the Colts' 53-man roster out of training camp, though he didn't have much of a role on offense once the season kicked off. He was active on Sunday versus the Eagles, but the veteran running back didn't see the field. The 27-year-old has 256 carries for 1,089 yards in his career and will look to join another team in need of backfield depth.
Michael (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Michael sat out Thursday's practice with an illness, but it appears it was a minor bug. With Marlon Mack (foot/hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's game, Michael will operate as the No. 3 running back.
Michael has an illness and did not practice Thursday.
Michael was not listed on the injury report Wednesday, so the illness is a new issue. The 27-year-old was a healthy inactive Week 2 and remains the No. 4 running back on the depth chart.
Michael is inactive for Sunday's game at Washington.
With Marlon Mack returning after missing Week 1 with a hamstring injury, Michael may be stuck on the bench most of the season. Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines will figure into the RB mix along with Mack, leaving little room for Michael.
Michael had two carries for nine yards in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati. He played just three snaps on offense.
Jordan Wilkins (46 snaps) and Nyheim Hines (37 snaps) got the bulk of work in the Indy backfield. Michael looks like a veteran insurance policy at this point and his role will decrease further when Marlon Mack returns from a hamstring injury.
Michael has made Indianapolis' 53-man roster.
If Marlon Mack remains out with a hamstring injury, Michael could have a sizeable role in Week 1. It's not clear how the carries will be divided among Michael, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins if Mack is out along with Robert Turbin, who is serving a four-game suspension.
Michael (concussion) was cleared to return to Thursday's preseason contest at Cincinnati, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Initially ruled out with a concussion, Michael was in fact under evaluation for a head injury and didn't exhibit any symptoms. His night may be over, though, if the Colts' medical staff opts for caution. During the lengthy absence of Marlon Mack (hamstring), Michael was impressing in both practices and games, seemingly locking down a 53-man roster spot in the process. Roster cuts on Saturday ultimately will determine if Michael has found a home.
Michael has been ruled out of Thursday's preseason game in Cincinnati due to a concussion, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Michael had taken advantage of injuries in front of him on the Colts' depth chart, namely to Marlon Mack (hamstring). The momentum continued Thursday, when Michael racked up five carries for 41 yards before his departure. Michael likely has done enough to secure a spot on the 53-man roster along with Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines, but a concussion leaves his next appearance in question.
Michael had eight carries for nine yards, including a one-yard touchdown, and one reception for three yards in Saturday's preseason win over San Francisco.
While his stats were not great, Michael got time with the first-team offense and rookies Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins were not overly impressive. It's time to acknowledge the possibility that Michael could figure into the RB mix early in the season if Marlon Mack remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Michael carried the ball seven times for 21 yards and hauled in one pass for three yards in Monday's preseason game against the Ravens.
With the Colts dealing with numerous injuries in the backfield, Michael got to see plenty of work Monday night, but he wasn't too effective. With his long carry going for nine yards, he rushed for a total of just 12 yards on his other six. While Michael has been plenty of snaps to open up the preseason, he still may have an uphill climb if he wants to make the Colts' final roster.
Michael had three carries for 12 yards and one reception for three yards in Thursday's preseason win at Seattle.
Michael was the third running back in the game and got playing time ahead of rookies Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins. That could indicate he has more of a chance to win a reserve running back role than first thought, but the coaching staff may have just deferred playing time to veterans in the first preseason game. He's more likely battling for a final reserve running back role with Josh Ferguson.
Michael re-signed Wednesday with the Colts on a one-year deal, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.
Michael spent the entire 2017 campaign on injured reserve after getting hurt in training camp. The Colts don't seem to harbor any concern about Michael's health heading into the 2018 campaign, so he should be in attendance when offseason workouts begin next month. With the Colts electing not to bring back Frank Gore, Michael could have a chance to battle Marlon Mack, Robert Turbin and Josh Ferguson for snaps.
Michael was placed on injured reserve Thursday with an undisclosed injury, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.
Michael suffered an injury during practice Wednesday and it appears as though it was at least somewhat serious. Indianapolis signed running back Troymaine Pope to take the place of Michael on the team's current roster.
Michael signed a contract with the Colts on Thursday, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.
Michael has bounced around the league during his first three seasons, seeing stints in Dallas, Seattle and Green Bay. He began last season with the Seahawks, where he rushed for 469 yards and six touchdowns on 117 attempts in nine games. While the totals were solid, Seattle decided to part ways with the 26-year-old in favor of C.J. Prosise and Thomas Rawls. He then landed in Green Bay for the final six games of the season, providing the Packers with 114 yards and one touchdown on 31 attempts. However, he once again found himself as the odd-man out after the Packers selected two running backs in April's draft. Michael has the measurables to be a productive rusher in the league, but continues to find himself on teams with plenty of potential backfield talent. The same issue could arise in Indy, as the Colts have capable producers in Robert Turbin and Josh Ferguson behind starter Frank Gore. In addition, the team selected Marlon Mack in the fourth round of the draft. It appears as if Michael will have to beat out at least one of these backs during training camp if he wants to call Indianapolis his new home.
Michael visited with the Patriots on Wednesday, ESPN.com's Field Yates reports.
Given the current state of New England's running back depth chart, Michael probably wouldn't be an option for the team unless he's still unsigned during training camp and other players suffer injuries. The 2013 second-round selection was released by Green Bay shortly after the conclusion of the 2017 draft.
Michael is expected to be released by the Packers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Michael joined the Packers amid a backfield crisis during the second half of last season and finished with 114 yards and one touchdown in six games for them. Although he re-signed with Green Bay in March, the team's selection of three running backs during Saturday's portion of the draft has apparently made him and Don Jackson, who was released Monday, expendable. The 26-year-old will now look to land elsewhere ahead of training camp.
The Packers signed Michael on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
After the departure of Eddie Lacy (ankle), the Packers don't have a legitimate three-down option out of the backfield, but Michael will nonetheless serve as a depth option to wide receiver-turned-running back Ty Montgomery (ribs). Of course, the front office may address the position during April's NFL Draft, which could relegate Michael to third on the depth chart. In any case, he's averaged 4.3 YPC and made eight end-zone visits during his four-year career, so he can produce when called upon.
Michael visited the Packers on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
For a 26-year-old, Michael is well-traveled, spending time with the Seahawks, Cowboys, and Packers. In 2016, he notched 469 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns with the Seahawks before he was waived in favor of C.J. Prosise (shoulder) and Thomas Rawls. Quickly snatched up by the Packers, Michael managed 47 carries for 172 yards and one TD across the rest of the way as a late-game alternative to Ty Montgomery. If Michael returns to Green Bay, he'll likely hold down a similar role with Eddie Lacy (ankle) officially out of the picture, depending on how the Packers proceed with the backfield as the offseason unfolds.
Michael featured in 15 games for the Seahawks and Packers this season, finishing with a combined 583 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 148 attempts and 22 catches (on 29 targets) for 107 yards and another score.
Michael scored seven times through nine appearances prior to being released by the Seahawks in mid-November. After that production, and with the Packers dealing with injuries to their backfield, Michael quickly landed in Green Bay. However, given the emergence of Ty Montgomery at running back, Michael was only handed more than four carries twice in six regular season outings for the Packers. Although he provided nice depth for a team in need and easily had his best season overall, it's unclear whether Michael fits into Green Bay's plans for the future. As a result, his impending unrestricted free agency will have to pan out before expectations of him can be formed ahead of the 2017 campaign.
Michael (back) is listed as active for Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta.
Michael arrived on the injury report Saturday with a back issue, which was only a momentary worry for the Packers' backfield depth. At the very least, he'll act as a complementary piece to Ty Montgomery. Having said that, injury woes at wideout could result in Montgomery handling more work as a receiver, elevating Michael in the ground game.