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NFL | Two FAs would like to sign before camp

Sun, 07 Jul 2013 08:48:54 -0700

Free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) and DE John Abraham (Falcons) would like to sign with a team before the start of training camp but neither has been able to find a contract to their liking. Neither player has considered retirement at this point.

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NFL | Michael Turner looking for work

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 07:48:22 -0700

Free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) has no plans to retire.

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Patriots | Could show interest in two RBs

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:27:49 -0800

The New England Patriots could show interest in free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) and Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent RB Peyton Hillis this offseason if they are willing to accept the role as a goal-line back.

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Cowboys | Could show interest in Michael Turner

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:14:26 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) as a backup to RB DeMarco Murray.

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Giants | Could show interest in Michael Turner

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:12:10 -0800

The New York Giants could show interest in free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) as a short-yardage back.

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NFL | Michael Turner thinks he can still play

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:04:51 -0800

Free-agent RB Michael Turner (Falcons) said he believes he still has a lot left in the tank and can still play for a team in the league.

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Jets | Could be interested in John Abraham

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 06:47:24 -0800

The New York Jets could be interested in free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons), but RB Michael Turner (Falcons) isn't a fit.

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Falcons | Michael Turner released

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 06:14:39 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons released RB Michael Turner.

Fantasy Tip: "Burner Turner" isn't the same player he used to be. He could latch on somewhere as a short-yardage/goal line back and have some value. Don't completely write him off yet.

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Falcons | Potential landing spot for Steven Jackson?

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:24:18 -0800

With St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson set to void the final year of his deal and test the free-agent market, one of the most likely suitors for his services is the Atlanta Falcons. They are expected to part ways with veteran RB Michael Turner.

Fantasy Tip: Should this happen, Jackson's RB2 value would be slightly more secure than if he were to remain in St. Louis. The Falcons are a more prolific offense, but they are clearly a pass-first team now. Jackson still has injury history for you to worry about, and he turns 30 years old before the season starts.

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Falcons | Michael Turner likely to be cut

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:03:09 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons are likely to release RB Michael Turner. He's scheduled to make $6.9 million in 2013.

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Falcons | Cutting Michael Turner would provide cap relief

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:20:14 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons would free up $6.4 million in cap space by releasing RB Michael Turner. The running back is scheduled to count $8.9 million against the 2013 salary cap.

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Falcons | Michael Turner on the way out?

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:37:37 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons look to be in the market for a running back this offseason, according to sources. The team will likely cut ties with RB Michael Turner and look for a younger runner. Turner is also due a raise in 2013 after hitting escalators in his contract this past season. His cap figure will be $8.9 million.

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Falcons | Expected to look for RB

Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:24:14 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons are expected to look to add a running back this offseason because they are expected to release RB Michael Turner.

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Falcons | Could gain $10.4 million by cutting two veterans

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:44:12 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons could create $10.4 million in salary cap space this offseason if they release RB Michael Turner and DE John Abraham.

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Falcons | Michael Turner getting raise in salary

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:57:01 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner will see his 2013 base salary go from $5.5 million to $6.9 million because of performance incentives in his contract.

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Falcons | Could look to restructure Michael Turner's contract

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:31:01 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons could consider restructuring RB Michael Turner's contract and use him as a red zone running back next season.

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Falcons | Seem committed to running back by committee approach

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:05:38 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons appear to be committed to the running back by committee approach. That approach is likely to not include Michael Turner, who likely will not be brought back. Turner averaged a career-low 3.6 yards per carry.

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Falcons | Michael Turner might be done in Atlanta

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:12:54 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner, who turns 31 on Feb. 13, might become a salary-cap casualty during the offseason.

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Falcons | Michael Turner leaves game

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:32:45 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the NFC Championship Game and is considered questionable to return.

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Falcons | Rushing offense provided a spark

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:52:19 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons recorded a season-high 167 rushing yards in the team's NFC Divisional Round win. RB Michael Turner rushed for 98 yards, while RB Jacquizz Rodgers added 64 yards.

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Falcons | Michael Turner effective in playoff game

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:08:51 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner rushed for 98 yards on 14 carries against the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round playoff game.

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Falcons | Michael Turner could be cut

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:27:13 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner could be cut in the offseason. He has a $5.5 million salary, and the soon-to-be 31-year-old has shown signs of aging.

Fantasy Tip: Jacquizz Rodgers could take over as the full-time back next season. There were questions about his size coming out of the draft. However, coach Mike Smith has repeatedly said Rodgers has enough muscle to run up the middle. Rodgers had 94-362-1 on the ground and caught 53-402-1 through the air. He'd make a good No. 2 running back in PPR leagues heading into drafts next season if he were given the job. The team could draft a running back in the draft and completely change this outlook, though.

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Falcons | Michael Turner healthy entering playoffs

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 05:33:33 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner carried the football just 222 times this season, well below his 301 carries last season. Entering the team's previous three playoffs trips, in 2008, 2010 and 2012, Turner had 376, 334 and 301 carries in the regular season, respectively. Turner also enters the playoffs healthy. "I tore my groin the last two years, one side one year, the other side the next year," Turner said. "So I don't have those problems coming into this year. I'm good."

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Falcons | Michael Turner moving up charts

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:21:59 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner moved into second place on the team's all-time rushing list. He has 6,022 rushing yards since joining the team in 2008. He is 608 rushing yards behind former RB Gerald Riggs for the top spot in franchise history.

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Falcons | RB snap breakdown

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:47:15 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers was on the field for 30 offensive snaps, which was 46 percent of the offensive snaps. RB Michael Turner took 20 snaps, and RB Jason Snelling had 15 snaps.

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Falcons | Michael Turner finds end zone

Sun, 09 Dec 2012 18:35:15 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (elbow) was able to play in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers, but he managed just seven carries for 14 yards. However, he was able to find the end zone.

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Falcons | Jacquizz Rodgers ready for bigger workload

Sat, 08 Dec 2012 04:40:57 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers, who has 23 carries over his last three games, will be ready to assume a lead role at running back if RB Michael Turner (elbow) can't play in Week 14. "Absolutely," head coach Mike Smith said. "Jacquizz is one of many guys we feel like deserves to get touches on our offense. If need be, we think he can take carries that other guys may get in other games."

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Panthers | Struggling to stop the run

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:47:32 -0800

The Carolina Panthers have allowed a 100-yard rusher in their last three games, and Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner, who Carolina faces in Week 14, has run for 100 yards in six of his 10 games against the Panthers, including earlier this season. Two of the team's best run defenders are out, too. The Panthers give up 128.8 yards per game on the ground, and opponents are running for 5.3 yards per carry in the last three games against them. Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said the defensive line's "gap integrity" has been compromised recently. DT Ron Edwards (elbow) being out for the season has hurt the team's edge pass rush, too.

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Falcons | Michael Turner questionable

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:26:57 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (elbow) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is questionable for Week 14.

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Falcons | Michael Turner expected to play

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:42:53 -0800

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said RB Michael Turner (elbow) should be able to play in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham

Falcons | Michael Turner limited

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:46:55 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (elbow) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Falcons | Michael Turner limited

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:44:59 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (elbow) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Falcons | Michael Turner looks to extend a scoring streak

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:01:23 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner is aiming for a third consecutive game at home with a rushing touchdown in Week 13.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | Taking committee approach at RB

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:35:23 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons prefer a committee approach at running back these days between RBs Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers. "We feel like Jacquizz is a very viable option to carry the football and has done a nice job for us," head coach Mike Smith said. "It has become more of the vogue thing to do, to have a 'running back by committee.'" RB Jason Snelling also had three catches for 33 yards in the team's Week 12 victory. Turner is receiving fewer chances to run the ball as the team spreads out the touches. He has had only 62.7 percent of the team's carries this year, by far his lowest total in each of his previous three years. Turner is only averaging 3.5 yards per carry, too, which is on pace for the worst mark of his career.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham

Falcons | Jacquizz Rodgers sees more time at RB

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:52:30 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers played in 31 offensive snaps in Week 12, while RB Michael Turner played in 23 snaps.

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Falcons | Michael Turner saves disappointing day with TD

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 15:04:35 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner rushed for 17 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.

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Falcons | Michael Turner probable

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:15:24 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (groin) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 23, and is probable for Week 12.

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Falcons | Michael Turner limited

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:48:03 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 22.

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Falcons | Michael Turner limited in practice

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:40:51 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Falcons | Michael Turner questionable for Week 11

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:24:05 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and is questionable for the team's Week 11 game.

Fantasy Tip: Jacquizz Rodgers' value would see a huge boost if Turner does not go. Even if Turner does play, Rodgers could see more work if Turner is not at full strength. Rodgers could also get more work in the passing game if Julio Jones canít play.

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Falcons | Michael Turner limited in practice

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:24:04 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 15.

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Falcons | Closer look at Michael Turner's goal-line production

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:42:55 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner has had nine carries inside the three-yard line this season and they have resulted in two touchdowns and one net yard rushing. In goal-to-go situations, Turner has carried 17 times for three touchdowns and totaled 18 net yards. The Falcons have struggled in all short-yardage situations this season. When needing two or fewer yards on third or fourth down, the Falcons have converted only seven of 15 rushes (46.7 percent) into first downs.

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Falcons | OC defends Michael Turner

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:58:46 -0800

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter acknowledged Tuesday, Nov. 13, that the short yardage offense is a major problem for his unit. However, he defended RB Michael Turner, who had 13 carries for just 15 yards in Week 10. "When you look at the tape on the majority of Mike Turner's runs in the game the other day, he had no chance. We had free runners at the point of attack," Koetter said.

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Falcons | Michael Turner shut down in Week 10

Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:10:33 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner carried 13 times for just 15 yards in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints. He did not have any receptions.

Fantasy Tip: Turner will look to rebound in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, a team which ranks 24th in the NFL in rush defense. He remains a must-start in all fantasy formats despite laying an egg in this one.

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Falcons | Could Michael Turner be busy in Week 10?

Sat, 10 Nov 2012 07:21:01 -0800

In the Atlanta Falcons' two most recent wins over the New Orleans Saints in 2008 and 2010, RB Michael Turner had 27 and 30 carries, respectively.

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Falcons | Felt Lousaka Polite was not a dominant lead blocker

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:36:06 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons made a change at fullback Wednesday, Nov. 7, because they felt that FB Lousaka Polite was not a dominant blocker in front of RB Michael Turner. Polite dealt with a hamstring issue, but his blocking was not what the Falcons were hoping for when he returned. The Falcons now turn to FB Mike Cox in hopes that he can be a dominant lead blocker.

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Falcons | Michael Turner strong in second half

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:45:21 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner had 84 of his 102 rushing yards in the second half of Week 9, including 35 yards on eight fourth-quarter carries.

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Falcons | Michael Turner just misses season high

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 22:00:59 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner carried 20 times for 102 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 game against the Dallas Cowboys, falling one yard short of his season best.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Daniel Cox

Falcons | Michael Turner frustrated

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:10:13 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner said following Week 6 he does not have an explanation for why the team has not run the football more this season. "I'm not sure why it's going like this," Turner said. "It's great to be 6-0 and everything. But we can't just assume we're always going to be able to get an interception or a last-minute field goal every time. At some point we're going to have to run the ball. We've got to be able to knock it in (the endzone)." Part of the reason why the Falcons have ran less this season is because Turner looks slow at times, in addition to the offensive line being better at pass protection than opening holes in the run game. Head coach Mike Smith conceded the running game is not where he would like it to be.

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Falcons | Michael Turner has monster game

Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:46:33 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner carried 13 times for 103 yards in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, and he added three receptions for 68 yards and a 60-yard touchdown. It was his first career NFL touchdown reception. The 100-yard rushing game is Turner's first of the season. In fact, he came in with just 154 rushing yards through his first three games.

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