The Christine Michael hype train has long since ground to a halt, but the running back has still managed to find another team willing to jump aboard.
The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of the free-agent running back Thursday. It’s Michael’s fifth team in three seasons, following stints with the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, and Seattle Seahawks, as well as one month spent on the Washington Redskins‘ practice squad.
Michael, a longtime darling of the fantasy community, looked set to fulfill his potential with some strong performances toward the end of the 2015 season with Seattle. However, he quickly lost his place as the starter the following campaign and was cut midseason.
The Packers then picked up Michael to help solve their backfield crisis, but he struggled to carve out a role in the offense thanks to the emergence of Ty Montgomery.
Frank Gore is cemented as the starter in Indy, with rookie Marlon Mack set to be the Colts’ change-of-pace back. Michael will likely fight it out for the No. 3 running back spot with Robert Turbin and Josh Ferguson, though it will be difficult to supplant the former thanks to his seven-touchdown season in 2016.
The Colts also announced they waived running back Brandon Radcliff in a corresponding move.
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