SEATTLE — The Dallas Cowboys have acquired running back Christine Michael in a trade from Seattle.
Michael was sent to the Cowboys on Sunday for a conditional 2016 draft pick.
Michael was a second-round pick out of Texas A&M in the 2013 draft. He ran for 254 yards over 14 games the past two seasons with the Seahawks after running for 2,791 yards and 34 touchdowns in four seasons for the Aggies.
After losing NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray in free agency during the offseason, the Cowboys have multiple options at running back this season. Michael joins Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar in Dallas.
Seattle releases veteran CB Blackmon as part of roster cuts
The Seattle Seahawks have released veteran cornerback Will Blackmon as part of the team’s final roster cuts to reach the 53-man limit.
Seattle made the roster moves on Saturday, but there is still at least one move to come when running back Fred Jackson signs his one-year contract with the team. The sides agreed to terms on the deal on Friday.
Blackmon was a surprise decision as it appeared he was in line to be the Seahawks starting nickel cornerback. The Seahawks kept Marcus Burley and rookie Tye Smith, with one likely filling that role.
Seattle also placed backup running back Robert Turbin on injured reserve, part of the reason for signing Jackson. Turbin suffered a significant high-ankle sprain in Seattle’s third preseason game against San Diego. Also done for the season is defensive tackle Jesse Williams, placed on the non-football illness list as he continues to recover from kidney cancer surgery.
Jets claim safety Ronald Martin off waivers from Seahawks
The New York Jets have claimed safety Ronald Martin off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
The Jets announced the moves Sunday, a day after teams had to pare their rosters to the mandatory 53-player limit.
Martin signed with the Seahawks this offseason as an undrafted free agent out of LSU. He had five interceptions and four forced fumbles in his last three seasons with the Tigers. Martin had 11 tackles and two pass defensed with the Seahawks this summer.
The Seahawks open the regular season Sunday, Sept. 13 vs. the St. Louis Rams. Kickoff is at 10 a.m. on Q13 FOX.