Running back Christine Michael was deemed expendable by the Cowboys this week, but he’s found a new home in the same division as his former team.
Now he just has to work his way back to the active roster. The Redskins announced that they have signed Michael to their practice squad on Thursday.
It’s a logical landing spot for Michael. Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan was in the Seahawks front office when Seattle drafted Michael out of Texas A&M in the second round of the 2013 draft. Michael hasn’t done much in the NFL with either Seattle or Dallas — 67 carries for 305 yards in 19 games — but the Redskins may think that a few weeks in their system now will get him in a place where he can compete for a role on the 2016 roster.
Alfred Morris is set to be a free agent after the season and Matt Jones has played well during his rookie season, which may leave an open spot on the depth chart next year that Michael will be in position to fill.