Christine Michael’s chances could increase in 2014

Seahawks have hopes for Michael: Last season, Christine Michael wasn’t much of a factor for the Seattle Seahawks. That’s not a big surprise on a team that featured Marshawn Lynch so heavily. However, the Seahawks believe the second-year runner could be a bigger part of the offense in 2014. Michael is expected to compete with Robert Turbin for the backup spot. Even still, it might not lead to a lot of production next season. Turbin was Seattle’s third-leading rusher with just 264 yards on the ground. This could be a situation to watch in dynasty leagues. Whichever of those two backs wins the job could be the starter-in-waiting when Lynch hits free agency after the 2015 season.

Jets looking to draft WRs?: During his pre-Combine conference call, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock surmised that the New York Jets will be in the market for a wide receiver in this year’s draft. It’s not a shocking considering Jets receivers combined to catch just seven touchdown passes in 2013 (Josh Gordon caught that many during a seven-game stretch this season). Some of the names that surfaced included USC’s Marqise Lee, Texas A&M’s Mike Evans and Florida State’s Kelvin Benjamin. The Jets are also likely to pursue some pass-catchers in free agency, but nearly anything will be an upgrade over what was on the field last season. That should be good news for Geno Smith in drafts next season.

Romo should be ready for OTAs: Things look good for Tony Romo to be ready for offseason organized team activities, according to Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones. The QB had back surgery late in the season and was forced to miss Dallas’ regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. As long as Romo is ready to go in time for the 2014 season, there’s no reason to believe he won’t be a low-end QB1 next season.

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