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Bears | Give tryouts to six punters

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:15:29 -0700

The Chicago Bears gave tryouts to free-agent Ps Travis Baltz (Jets), Jy Bond (Dolphins), Rob Long (NCAA), Sam Paulescu (49ers), Daniel Sepulveda (Steelers) and Matt Turk (Texans) Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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Texans | Brett Hartmann to IR

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 16:01:35 -0800

The Houston Texans put P Brett Hartmann (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 6, ending his season. The team will sign free-agent P Matt Turk (Jaguars) to replace him.

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Texans | Neil Rackers to handle kickoffs

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:59:07 -0800

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers will handle the kickoffs in the immediate future with P Brett Hartmann (knee) out for the year. The team will consider signing free-agent P Matt Turk (Jaguars) to replace Hartmann.

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Jaguars | Matt Turk released

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:36:51 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars officially released P Matt Turk Tuesday, Oct. 11. He averaged just 39.7 yards on 27 punts this year. Also, the team waived TE Brett Brackett from the practice squad.

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Jaguars | Nick Harris signs

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:01:50 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent P Nick Harris (Lions) Tuesday, Oct. 11. As a result, the team will release P Matt Turk, who has struggled mightily this year.

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Jaguars | Will work out punters

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:29:19 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said the team will be working out punters this week because the team has not been happy with how P Matt Turk has played this season. Del Rio would not say if the team will make a change at the position.

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Jaguars | Matt Turk working to improve

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:17:11 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars P Matt Turk has been attempting a rugby style of kicking in short-punting situations in the last several weeks, something he has never done before. The team prefers directional punting, and Turk's strength is kicking the ball hard and long. Turk now feels comfortable using his new style of kicking in games.

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Jaguars | Could look at different punters

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:21:59 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said it is possible the team could look to work out some punters if P Matt Turk does not improve his play.

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Jaguars | Matt Turk added

Sun, 31 Jul 2011 09:59:20 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent P Matt Turk (Texans) and waived rookie LB JoJo Dickson.

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Texans | Unrestricted free agents

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:10:38 -0700

The Houston Texans have the following unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing for the 2011 season: DE Mark Anderson, LB Kevin Bentley, DE Tim Bulman, OT Rashad Butler, LB Zac Diles, DE Jarvis Green, WR Jacoby Jones, FB Vonta Leach, CB Karl Paymah, OG Kasey Studdard and P Matt Turk.

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Texans | Not expected to bring back Matt Turk

Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:47:45 -0700

The Houston Texans are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent P Matt Turk once free agency begins.

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Texans | Seven probable for Week 11

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 21:36:04 -0800

Houston Texans DE Mark Anderson (arm), OG Mike Brisiel (ribs, knee), DT Shaun Cody (knee), CB Kareem Jackson (shin), LB Stanford Keglar (quadriceps), C Chris Myers (shoulder) and P Matt Turk (hip) are each listed as probable for Week 11 against the New York Jets. Brisiel, Cody, Jackson and Keglar were full participants in practice Friday, Nov. 19, while Anderson, Myers and Turk were limited participants. All are expected to play in Week 11.

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Texans | Three players limited Thursday

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:56:44 -0800

Houston Texans C Chris Myers (shoulder), DE Mario Williams (groin) and P Matt Turk (hip) were limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 18.

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Texans | Two players limited Wednesday

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:15:14 -0800

Houston Texans DE Mario Williams (groin) and P Matt Turk (hip) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 17.

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Texans | Turk contract update

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 07:39:10 -0800

Updating a previous report, John Clayton, of ESPN, reports Houston Texans P Matt Turk signed a one-year deal worth $1.85 million, according to a source. The contract includes a $400,000 signing bonus.

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Texans | Turk re-signs with team

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 21:23:27 -0800

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Houston Texans have re-signed free-agent P Matt Turk to a one-year deal, according to his agent, David Canter.

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Texans | Team re-signs Turk

Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:40:42 -0700

The Associated Press reports the Houston Texans re-signed free-agent P Matt Turk Tuesday, March 25. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Texans | Team agrees to terms with Turk

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 09:55:29 -0700

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Houston Texans agreed to terms with free-agent P Matt Turk (Texans) on a two-year deal worth $2.35 million, which includes a $500,000 signing bonus.

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Texans | Turk will likely be team's punter

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:00:15 -0700

John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans P Matt Turk will likely be named the team's starting punter to begin the season.

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Texans | Turk fighting for punting job

Thu, 09 Aug 2007 13:49:56 -0700

Dale Robertson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans P Matt Turk is a candidate for the punting job on the team.

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Texans | Turk signed

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 14:14:45 -0700

The Houston Texans have announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent P Matt Turk (Rams). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Rams | Rams would like to re-sign Turk

Sun, 04 Mar 2007 13:15:51 -0800

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the St. Louis Rams would like to re-sign unrestricted free agent P Matt Turk.

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Steelers | Team interested in Turk

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 15:18:04 -0800

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected make an early run at unrestricted free-agent P Matt Turk (Rams).

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Rams | Turk a UFA this offseason

Sun, 07 Jan 2007 10:54:18 -0800

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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Rams | Turk will play Week 17

Wed, 27 Dec 2006 21:57:41 -0800

St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk (leg) was sent to the doctor recently to have a leg infection treated. Turk will be fine for the Week 17 game and is not listed on the team's injury report.

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Rams | Turk expected to play this week

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 14:41:47 -0800

St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk (neck) practiced Friday, Dec. 22, and is expected to play in Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

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Rams | Turk practices Thursday

Thu, 21 Dec 2006 17:47:21 -0800

St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk (neck) practiced Thursday, Dec. 21, and will play Week 16. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

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Rams | Turk probable for Week 16

Wed, 20 Dec 2006 21:02:18 -0800

St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk (neck) is probable for Week 16 and will play in the game.

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Rams | Turk named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Wed, 20 Dec 2006 09:06:33 -0800

St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 15.

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Rams | Turk misses preseason game Thursday

Fri, 01 Sep 2006 00:01:32 -0700

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams P Andy Groom handled the punting duties for the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31, while P Matt Turk left the team due to a death in his family.

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Rams | Punters will split first preseason game

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 19:58:43 -0700

Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan said he expects P Andy Groom and P Matt Turk to split the punting chores in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 10. "I hope that the better man wins," said Groom. "I just want a fair shot, that's all." Getting an even opportunity has been difficult, Groom said. "This is my fourth camp, I haven't had one yet," he said. "You get a lot of guys that have been around forever, and the coaches feel good if they've got game experience. It's just hard to break into the league." Turk has improved after struggling early in camp, when he missed a couple of workouts after fluid collected behind the knee on his right (kicking) leg.

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Rams | Turk still the favorite for punting job

Sun, 06 Aug 2006 12:23:44 -0700

Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk (knee) has been slowed by a knee injury this training camp, but has been inconsistent when he has kicked. He is still considered the favorite to win the punting job.

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Rams | Turk injured; Groom takes over

Mon, 31 Jul 2006 20:12:16 -0700

Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk (knee) missed practice Monday, July 31. P Andy Groom took almost all of the repetitions in his place. "He has a baker's cyst," head coach Scott Linehan said. "It's something that happens on the back of your knee and it will turn color and he had some swelling. He had some fluid drained out of it as well. He punted real well yesterday. We are just managing it."

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Rams | Turk favored to win punting job

Thu, 29 Jun 2006 14:42:54 -0700

Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk is the favorite to win the team's punting job due to his experience and relationship with Rams head coach Scott Linehan. However, Turk still needs to prove he is recovered from a groin injury.

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Rams | Turk officially signed

Mon, 27 Mar 2006 20:59:29 -0800

Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports the St. Louis Rams have officially signed P Matt Turk to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Rams | Contract update: M. Turk

Fri, 24 Mar 2006 20:25:13 -0800

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams P Matt Turk's one-year contract with the Rams is believed to be valued at $850,000.

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Rams | Team lands Turk

Thu, 23 Mar 2006 22:04:00 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports free agent P Matt Turk (Dolphins) has agreed to a one-year, $850,000 contract with the St. Louis Rams, agent David Canter said.

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Rams | Team turns their attention to M. Turk

Wed, 22 Mar 2006 21:32:21 -0800

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams have apparently turned their attention to free agent P Matt Turk (Dolphins). Turk made three consecutive Pro Bowls with the Washington Redskins from 1996 through 1998, but has not averaged more than 41.7 yards in any season since the 2000 campaign in Miami.

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Dolphins | Turk Waived

Wed, 12 Oct 2005 15:41:48 -0700

The Miami Dolphins have waived P Matt Turk (groin) off of Injured Reserve. Turk had been sidelined with a groin injury.

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Dolphins | Turk Will be Released

Tue, 13 Sep 2005 06:53:38 -0700

Jason Cole, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (groin), who is on the Injured Reserve list, will not be back with the team - even for rehabilitation. Turk's locker at the team facility was cleaned out, and the name plate above the locker was removed.

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Dolphins | Turk Goes On IR

Sat, 10 Sep 2005 14:05:13 -0700

SportsTicker reports Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (groin) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season.

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Dolphins | Turk Misses Practice, Likely Out for Opener

Fri, 09 Sep 2005 14:03:59 -0700

Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (groin) missed practice Friday, Sept. 9 and is unlikely to play in the season opener versus the Denver Broncos Sunday, Sept. 11. The club will call up P Donnie Jones from the practice squad to replace Turk in Week 1.

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Dolphins | Turk Downgraded

Thu, 08 Sep 2005 15:23:22 -0700

Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (groin) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8 after practicing on Sept. 7th and was downgraded from probable to questionable for the team's season opener Sept. 11.

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Dolphins | Turk Practices, Probable for Week 1

Wed, 07 Sep 2005 14:14:22 -0700

Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (groin) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 7, and is listed as probable for the Sunday, Sept. 11, game against the Denver Broncos.

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Dolphins | Turk Injury Update

Sat, 03 Sep 2005 02:13:08 -0700

Jeff Darlington, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (groin) should be able to resume practicing Monday, Sept. 5.

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Dolphins | Turk Sits Out

Thu, 01 Sep 2005 22:25:40 -0700

The Palm Beach Post reports Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (groin) did not play Thursday, Sept. 1, due to a groin injury.

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Dolphins | Turk Injured, But Not Serious

Mon, 29 Aug 2005 09:05:57 -0700

Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (groin) was injured in the Saturday, Aug. 20, preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dolphins head coach Nick Saban said that the injury is not serious.

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Dolphins | Turk Injured in Warm-ups; Jones Fills In

Sat, 27 Aug 2005 21:59:55 -0700

The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (groin) suffered a pulled groin in warm-ups for the team's game Saturday, Aug. 27. P Donnie Jones filled in for the injured Turk.

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Dolphins | Turk Ready for Potential Challenge

Tue, 26 Jul 2005 21:32:29 -0700

Jamey Eisenberg, of the Palm Beach Post, reports Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk is not upset about the Dolphins bringing in P Donnie Jones to challenge him. "If the Dolphins want to keep the best punter in the league, they'll keep me. And if they don't and want to go in another direction, I'll be working somewhere," said Turk. Head coach Nick Saban said he has no plans to replace Turk.

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Dolphins | Turk Probable for Week 17

Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:51:22 -0800

MiamiDolphins.com reports Miami Dolphins P Matt Turk (calf) has been listed as probable for Week 17.

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