Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 2/62 - Christine Michael, RB, 5-10, 220, Texas A&M ...The Seahawks traded back six spots from No. 56 to 62 with the Ravens, and still got their top-rated prospect on the board. Replaces Leon Washington as team's change-of-pace back. QUOTE TO NOTE: "He's a really explosive back. I mean one cut, downhill, runs through arm tackles, really good balance on contact. He's just an explosive NFL back that has a lot of talent, and it jumps off the tape." -- Seahawks southwest area scout Matt Berry on Seattle's second-round draft pick, Texas A&M running back Christine Michael. - The Sports Xchange
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09/29/14 - TB Christine Michael has recovered from a hamstring issue that helped hold him out of the first three games. Now it's just finding a way onto the active roster on gameday. "Yes, he's ready to go,'' Carroll said. "He has been for a week now. It's good to get him back more than just for some time. We got to get accustomed to him being out here and getting him the reps.
"It's hard to get on the roster right now for guys, we're in pretty good health; we're fortunate for that but he's really ready to get going and wants to play badly as you can imagine. So we'll see what happens.''
09/25/14 - RB Christine Michael, who the team has anticipated would get some significant time at tailback this season, was inactive for the first three games while dealing with a hamstring injury. He was listed as probable for the Denver game, indicating he is on the road to recovery, and the bye week should allow him to get back to 100 percent. Still, it may be hard for the second-year player to get many carries behind Marshawn Lynch, who is averaging 4.5 yards per carry and shows no signs of slowing down, and third-year running back Robert Turbin, who had one of his best games at San Diego and appears to have forged a role as Lynch's backup.
09/19/14 - RB Christine Michael could see his first action of the season after practicing fully all week. He has yet to play due to a hamsting injury.
09/17/14 - RB Christine Michael was a limited participant on Wednesday with a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the first two games of the season. He could be back this week.
09/11/14 - RB Christine Michael was unable to practice Thursday, still bothered by a hamstring that has held him out of the last two games. That makes his availability for Sunday's game unlikely.
09/11/14 - RB Christine Michael, who has been out the last two weeks with a hamstring injury, may be able to return. He had been competing with Robert Turbin for the backup tailback job behind Marshawn Lynch. Turbin is the unquestioned backup now but if healthy, Michael could get some snaps.
08/24/14 - RB Christine Michael, competing with Robert Turbin for the No. 2 tailback job, had his best game of the preseason with a team-high 28 yards on eight carries and three receptions for 36 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown. He also didn't have a fumble for the first time this season.
08/19/14 - RB Christine Michael has fumbled twice in 15 attempts in two games. But while coach Pete Carroll says the fumbles are a concern, he said he has not lost confidence in Michael and says that otherwise, he has run well. Each fumble came when a defender came from underneath Michael to pop the ball out with his helmet. Carroll said it is the type of scenario difficult to practice in camp these days -- Seattle has had no to-the-ground workouts of its own.
08/19/13 - RB Christine Michael is dealing with back spasms that forced him to miss the Denver game. His availability is questionable for the Green Bay game.
08/12/13 - RB Christine Michael showed in the Seattle Seahawks preseason opener why the team selected him in the second round of this year's draft, rumbling for 89 yards on 18 carries.
The Texas A&M product is a dynamic, explosive athlete with tons of potential, and perfectly fits Seattle's run-first approach on offense.
However, during Seattle's first practice after the game on Sunday, coach Pete Carroll got a first-hand look at the risk involved in taking Michael that early: the rookie will be sidelined for an unknown period of time because of back spasms.
"It might be a little bit before we get him back up," Carroll said. "We're working on him."