RB - FA
To make room on their roster for Joey Bosa, the Chargers waived running back Sony Michel.
Michel has not played since Week 11. He will likely look for a backup role next season.
Sony Michel tallied 22 rushing yards on five carries and caught one of his two targets for nine yards in a loss to Jacksonville.
Michel actually logged one more rushing attempt than Austin Ekeler did. The Chargers were unfortunately forced to abandon the run game after the Jaguars went up by 21 late in the third quarter. Michel likely will not hold stand alone value but is a handcuff to Austin Ekeler owners. The Chargers will take on the winless Texans in Week 4.
Sony Michel totaled 19 yards on four carries and one reception Thursday night against the Chiefs.
Michel's Week 2 numbers don't jump off the page, but his goal-line opportunity does. Michel had a chance to find paydirt from the one-yard line in the first quarter, but couldn't manage to get in. As long as the Chargers' coaching staff continues to give Michel goal-line work, Austin Ekeler will be denied crucial opportunities to score.
Sony Michel carried the ball seven times for 12 yards in the Chargers' win over the Raiders Sunday.
Fellow running back Joshua Kelley operated as the backup running back to Austin Ekeler, but Michel carried the ball three more times than Kelley. He wasn't very effective with the ball in his hands, whereas Kelley averaged a team-high 5.3 yards per carry on his four rushing attempts. The backup RB situation in Los Angeles is worth monitoring in case Ekeler were to miss any time.
Sony Michel is flying for a meeting with the Chargers Wednesday.
Michel was released by the Dolphins Tuesday. Michel appeared in 17 games with the Rams last season, tallying 845 yards and four touchdowns on 208 rushing attempts. The Chargers were reportedly unsure of which of the current backs on their roster would backup Austin Ekeler. If Michel signs with the Chargers, he would definitely be the lead candidate to fill that role and would be an excellent handcuff.