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Seahawks Exploring Trade Options For RB Christine Michael

Jason La Canfora reports that the Seahawks are exploring trade options for RB Christine Michael following the signing of veteran RB Fred Jackson.

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

At this point in the NFL season, it’s doubtful anyone would be willing to part with all that much in terms of draft compensation, but there are teams with obvious needs at running back, so we’ll have to see what kind of interest there is Michael.

For what it’s worth, the Cowboys and Texans have continually come up as potential landing spots for available running backs.

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 would 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.