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Christine Michael No. 1 running back on Seahawks depth chart

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) hands off to running back Christine Michael during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) AP

The Seahawks spent a lot of time talking up running back Christine Michael over the course of the preseason and it looks like he’ll get his chance to show he’s worthy of it in the regular season as well.

The Seahawks released their depth chart for their opener against the Dolphins this Sunday and Michael occupies the top slot. Thomas Rawls, who spent the offseason rehabbing from a broken ankle, is the No. 2 tailback. He’s expected to play this weekend, but coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he’s not ready for a starter’s workload.

“He’s ready in the next couple weeks to get back in where he can start a game, take a game over and do all of the things that he can do,” Carroll said, via ESPN.com. “It’s still time to take care of him as we get him back. He only carried the ball a couple times so far. … This is his second preseason game in a sense, as far as relative to the other guys. So we’ll see how he does. I’d love for him to carry the ball quite a bit in this game, and then we’ll know where we stand going into the next week.”

Rawls’ workload this weekend will likely give a hint about how the depth chart will look in Week Two, although Michael’s performance will surely have something to do with that decision as well.

The Seahawks also listed tight end Jimmy Graham at the top of the depth chart. Carroll has said that a decision about Graham’s status for Sunday will be made late this week.

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16 Responses to “Christine Michael No. 1 running back on Seahawks depth chart”
  1. pslbucfan says: Sep 6, 2016 4:32 PM

    Dude’s name is Christine? Must have sucked growing up with that. Like the boy named Sue, he’s probably a tough SOB.

  2. jetciti says: Sep 6, 2016 4:35 PM

    Christine Michael…It’s Happening!!!!! 1200 yards this year.

  3. r502 says: Sep 6, 2016 4:39 PM

    A guy they got rid of and another that played two games and broke his leg but is the GOAT according to Seahag fan.
    Both are scrubs compared to Lynch. Get used to less than stellar result from the run game.

  4. minson15 says: Sep 6, 2016 4:57 PM

    Michael has shown he’s ready to play and why the Seahawks drafted him in the second round a few years ago. Rawls will eventually regain the starting gig unless Michael has amazing games. Which wouldn’t surprise me either way. I don’t really care who’s running the ball as long as they’re producing, because we’re going to be pounding the rock early and often. Our Oline can run block, but pass blocking is shaky.

  5. alphadux2u says: Sep 6, 2016 4:57 PM

    Wouldn’t matter if it was Barry Sanders or Jim Brown, with that O-line, they’ll be lucky to average 2 years and a cloud of dust per carry.

  6. nnagi says: Sep 6, 2016 5:01 PM

    how does he suck in Dallas and then go back to Seattle and earn the starting job?

  7. DrSteveBrule says: Sep 6, 2016 5:03 PM

    At least this season all of the offensive lineman played on offense in college. That’s a plus!

  8. jackedupboonie says: Sep 6, 2016 5:04 PM

    This better be because Thomas the train needs one week to get his legs under him. Rawls is 3 times the back Christy is. Great balance, looks to break long runs, breaks tackles, gets to 3rd level. Michael is falling down as first guy touches him at linebacker level.

  9. jsuch2 says: Sep 6, 2016 5:10 PM

    r502 says:
    Sep 6, 2016 4:39 PM

    A guy they got rid of and another that played two games and broke his leg but is the GOAT according to Seahag fan.
    Both are scrubs compared to Lynch. Get used to less than stellar result from the run game.
    ————————————————–
    No, Rawls played in 13 games last year, gained 830 yds on 147 carries which calculates out to 5.6 a carry. He also led the NFL in YAC last year. Get your facts right r502 and if Rawls is a scrub I’m sure most Seahag fans will be just fine with him. You should watch some football dude before you spout.

  10. bleedingfacemask says: Sep 6, 2016 5:16 PM

    pslbucfan says:
    Sep 6, 2016 4:32 PM
    Dude’s name is Christine? Must have sucked growing up with that. Like the boy named Sue, he’s probably a tough SOB.
    ————-
    Ndamukong nods in the affirmative.

  11. fumblenuts says: Sep 6, 2016 5:20 PM

    Pound the rock with Michaels and RB Alex Collins……GO HAWKS!!

  12. pacificdan says: Sep 6, 2016 5:34 PM

    Not a hawks fan but he looked like he was running hard in preseason.

  13. RegisHawk says: Sep 6, 2016 5:55 PM

    …and another that played two games and broke his leg…

    I remember when the trolls actually knew what they were trolling about…these millenials are just too ignorant. I blame our educational system.

  14. digitalsasquatch says: Sep 6, 2016 6:31 PM

    We’ve got a committee in the backfield that’s a real threat.
    We’ve got a few more receivers with actual speed.
    We’ve got an O-Line that sucks less than the last three years.
    We’ve got a mobile QB that learned to be happy in the pocket last year.
    We’ve still got a defense that’ll suffocate other teams on a good day.

    It might work out OK…again: I ain’t selling off my tickets just yet.

  15. danceformemarionetteboy says: Sep 6, 2016 6:44 PM

    These two could end up #1 and #2 in YPC.

  16. arvinkp says: Sep 6, 2016 8:06 PM

    It’s a good problem to have. No one can fill Marshawn’s cleats, but I’m hoping they can create thier own legacy.

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