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Cowboys Trading Conditional 7th-Rd Pick To Seahawks For RB Christine Michael

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys are trading for Seahawks RB Christine Michael.

  • According to Todd Archer, Michael will need to be on the Cowboys’ 46-man active roster three times this season in order for the Seahawks to receive a 2016 seventh-round pick as part of this trade.

Jason La Canfora first reported a few days ago that the Seahawks were exploring trade options for Michael after they signed veteran RB Fred Jackson to a contract.

Michael is clearly a talented running back, but for some reason, he has yet to put it together in Seattle and remained behind Robert Turbin on the Seahawks’ depth chart.

Michael, 24, is in the third year of his four-year, $3.374 million rookie contract that included an $834,132 signing bonus. He stands to make a base salary of $711,766 for the 2015 and another $865,149 in 2016.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading will free up $503,233 in cap space while creating $417,066 in dead money.

Last year, Michael appeared in 10 games for the Seahawks and ran for 175 yards on 34 carries (5.1 YPC) to go along with one reception for 12 yards receiving.