Christine Michael signs; Darren Fells re-signs

Christine Michael

Running back Christine Michael, the Seahawks’ top draft choice last month, signed his rookie contract this morning.

The club also announced that tight end Darren Fells has been re-signed, while snapper Adam Steiner was released to clear a spot on the 90-man roster.

The 5-foot-10, 221-pound Michael was selected in the second round of the draft. His signing leaves two of the team’s 11 draft choices unsigned: cornerback Tharold Simon (fifth round) and tackle Michael Bowie (seventh round).

Fells, a basketball player in college and then professionally in Belgium, Finland and Argentia, had been released two weeks ago. But he was invited to the May 10-12 rookie minicamp on a tryout out basis. Steiner was claimed off waivers from the Raiders last week.

The team will hold the first of its 10 OTA sessions today.

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Long snapper Adam Steiner claimed off waivers

The Seahawks have claimed long snapper Adam Steiner, who was waived by the Raiders on Monday.

The club also waived/injured cornerback Chandler Fenner, who was on the practice squad late last season.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Steiner, who played his college ball at Akron, was signed by the Raiders last month after the NFL Draft. His late father, Charles, spent a summer in the Bills training camp.

Steiner joins Clint Gresham, who has been the Seahawks snapper the past three seasons.

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