The Indianapolis Colts announced that they have placed RB Christine Michael on the injured reserve and signed RB Troymaine Pope in a corresponding move.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) June 15, 2017
According to Zac Keefer, Michael sustained an injury during Wednesday’s practice after colliding knees with a teammate and it was severe enough to have him placed on the I.R.
Michael, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2013. Seattle decided to trade him to the Cowboys for a conditional seventh-round pick.
He was in the third year of his four-year, $3.374 million rookie contract when the Cowboys cut him last year. After clearing waivers, the Redskins signed him to their practice squad before releasing him in December.
The Seahawks elected to bring Michael back in 2015 and he later returned to Seattle on a one-year, $765,000 contract. Unfortunately, the Seahawks cut him loose during the season and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Packers.
Green Bay brought Michael back on a one-year contract that included $25,000 guaranteed only to cut him loose after the draft.
The Colts signed Michael to a contract two weeks ago, making his stay in Indianapolis short lived.
In 2016, Michael appeared in 15 games between the Seahawks and Packers and rushed for 583 yards on 148 carries (3.9 YPC) to go along with 22 receptions for 107 yards receiving and eight total touchdowns.
Pope, 23, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Jacksonville State back in May of last year. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets.
New York elected to cut Pope but he later signed on to the Seahawks’ practice squad before getting promoted to the active roster. Seattle elected to cut him loose last month after re-signing him as an exclusive rights free agent.
In 2016, Pope appeared in four games for the Seahawks and rushed for 44 yards on 12 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with one reception for five yards receiving and no touchdowns.