RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks released running back

Christine Michael after the former second-round draft pick lost his starting job to rookie C.J. Prosise.

Seattle also released veteran defensive tackle Sealver Siliga and signed defensive tackle John Jenkins.

The move by Seattle came as a surprise if for nothing else than depth concerns, but that worry is mitigated by the expected return of Thomas Rawls this week.

Rawls has been out since he suffered a hairline fracture in his shin in Week 2 against Los Angeles and the performance of Prosise on Sunday against New England likely spelled the end for Michael's time with the team.