With the returning debut of Thomas Rawls coming Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, there wasn’t exactly a place for Michael to be unless they let Alex Collins go. Letting Collins wasn’t quite an option being that he’s a lot less expensive and they have him signed for three more seasons.
Although he was the primary back, the Seahawks had been using more of C.J. Prosise for the last two weeks and it was only a matter of time for them to let Michael go. Michael was set to be a free agent after this season anyway.
Things didn’t get any better for him when he popped up on the injury report with a hamstring issue last Sunday against the Patriots and was listed as Questionable.
Now the Seahawks have a set three running backs: Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins.
The fourth-year back started seven of nine games and led Seattle with 117 carries, 469 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns; he was also a top-five target for Russell Wilson out of the backfield (20 rec, 96 yards).