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Falcons | Expected to lighten Michael Turner's load

The Atlanta Falcons are expected to lighten the workload of RB Michael Turner this year, and he is not expected to approach the 376 carries he recorded in 2008, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter. RBs Jason Snelling and Jerious Norwood are expected to receive some of the action as well. "He truly knows what it takes for him to physically get back into the swing of things," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "I've seen him many, many times in the weight room, digging away with his endurance as well as with his lifting. He is a focused guy." Turner has appeared much lighter than the 244 pounds that the team lists as his weight. "He's running faster than he ran last year," head coach Mike Smith said. "I think he's running with more confidence. He's a big part of what we want to be able to do in the regular season."

2010-09-07 11:58:10 | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

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