Running Back Sony Michel Visits New NFL Team

TAMPA, FL – AUGUST 13: Miami Dolphins running back Sony Michel (28) battles for extra yards during the preseason game between the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 13, 2022 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Running back Sony Michel, who was released Monday by the Miami Dolphins, meets another AFC team today.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Michel is on his way to Los Angeles to visit the Chargers.

The Chargers placed four running backs on their initial roster of 53 players: Austin Ekeler, Joshua Kelley, Larry Rountree III and Isaiah Spiller.

Ekeler is the undisputed star of the group, and Spiller is a fourth-round rookie the Chargers will definitely keep, but it’s possible Michel could replace one of the other two backs if LA thinks he’s fit.

Michel, 27, is no stranger to playing in Los Angeles. He spent the 2021 season with the Rams, rushing for 845 yards and four touchdowns on 208 carries.

From 2018 to 2020, Michel played 38 games (28 starts) with the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the first round from Georgia. He had 2,292 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on 535 carries.

Michel’s New England highlight came during the team’s Super Bowl run after the 2018 season. In three playoff games, he scored six rushing touchdowns as the Patriots won their sixth world championship.

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