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Colts place Christine Michael on IR, sign Troymaine Pope

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The Colts placed running back Christine Michael on injured reserve, replacing him on the roster with Troymaine Pope.

Michael signed with the Colts on June 1. He has spent time with the Seahawks, Redskins, Cowboys and Packers, Cowboys, playing in 37 career games with nine starts. Michael has 254 career carries for 1,080 yards and seven touchdowns.

Pope has appeared in four career NFL games with 12 carries for 44 yards last season with the Seahawks and Jets. He originally signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on Aug. 6, 2016, out of Jacksonville State.

Pope flip-flopped between the Seahawks and Jets last season. He re-signed with Seattle on April 18, but Seattle waived him May 31.

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11 Responses to “Colts place Christine Michael on IR, sign Troymaine Pope”
  1. tonebones says: Jun 15, 2017 8:29 PM

    If there was ever a team that should throw the ball 70 times per game, it’s the Colts. It’s a passing league, and they have a blue chip QB. Forget about Christine Michael. Forget about Frank Gore. Throw the ball.

  2. clashpoint says: Jun 15, 2017 8:43 PM

    Umm what happened between the Colts signing Michael on June 1 and today June 15 when they put him on injured reserve? That sucks for him if he got hurt, but it double sucks for the Colts if they missed a pre-existing season ending injury when they signed him.

  3. jasons81 says: Jun 15, 2017 8:47 PM

    I never will understand the fascination with this guy

  4. genericcommenter says: Jun 15, 2017 9:02 PM

    This is his best chance to earn a consistent NFL paycheck (or settlement check) this season.

  5. kissbillsrings says: Jun 15, 2017 9:25 PM

    Maybe Trent Richardson is available

  6. ee00ee says: Jun 15, 2017 9:48 PM

    I feel bad for the guy. It’s like he’s snake bit or something.

  7. megnailsit says: Jun 15, 2017 10:22 PM

    How do you throw the ball, tonebones, when your qb isn’t throwing?

  8. terrellblowens says: Jun 15, 2017 10:45 PM

    How has a team with such an obvious glaring hole at RB not done more in the draft to get someone who can at least keep a defense honest? I mean just look at the scrubs or washed up vets they’ve put behind Luck over these years. Grigson really screwed up a golden opportunity, walking in with a franchise QB and just needing to build a passable supporting cast to be a good team.

  9. RegisHawk says: Jun 16, 2017 11:28 AM

    I hear they’ve informed the rest of the league that they’ve called dibs on the next RB Seattle cuts…

  10. nwsuccess says: Jun 16, 2017 2:21 PM

    Pope can play. I was disappointed the Hawks cut him.

  11. sweetnlow44 says: Jun 16, 2017 6:05 PM

    Pope’s a stud. His situation reminds me of Spencer Ware. Seattle didn’t have room for him, cut him, and he went to a team where he got a chance and is now a pretty dang good starter for the Chiefs. I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if Pope’s story ends up that way.

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