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33 Michael Turner RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/247 | Birthdate: 2/13/1982 | Birthplace: Waukegan, IL, USA | Team: Atlanta | College: Northern Illinois | NFL Experience: 10 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 41.00

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Turner plans on playing


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/3/2013) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports free agent Michael Turner plans to continue playing football in spite of not having a contract. Turner was released in March by the Falcons after failing a physical. He hurt his ankle in the NFC title game.

Falcons release Turner


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/1/2013) The Falcons have released Michael Turner on Friday, ending a five-year stint with the team. Turner had his worst season with Atlanta in 2012, posting a poor 3.6 rushing yard average across 222 carries, good for 800 yards, but with 10 rushing touchdowns. He scored double-digit touchdowns every season for the Falcons but his production waned beginning toward the end of the 2011 season. Turner plans to keep playing. "I'm excited to begin a new chapter of my career and truly believe I have a lot left in the tank," Turner wrote on his Facebook page. "... Even though it’s a tough day I'm excited for what the future holds."

'Tough decision' coming on Turner?


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/22/2013) On the same day ESPN joined in the chorus of reports expecting the release of Falcons running back Michael Turner, Atlanta head coach Mike Smith would not squash those reports. When asked about the Turner rumors, Smith said nothing Friday to squash them. "This time of the year there's tough decisions that have to be made," Smith said when asked specifically about the rumors Turner would be cut. "We're recalibrating our roster. Michael's under contract right now and we'll continue to go through the process in terms of how we're going to recalibrate it."

Report: Falcons done with Turner


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/10/2013) The National Football Post believes the Falcons will be in the market for a new running back, signaling the end of Michael Turner's tenure with the team. Scouts believe Turner's ability to bounce and cut has declined, though he still has value as a downhill runner. Turner is set to make $6.9 million in 2013, a number likely too rich for the Falcons' tastes after he averaged 3.6 yards per carry in 2012.

Turner a cap casualty?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/5/2013) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution speculated Tuesday that running back Michael Turner could be a salary cap casualty. He's due to make $6.9 million in 2013 after hitting contract escalators last season. The team might try to renegotiate his deal first before letting him go. A previous report from the paper said the Falcons would likely use a running back-by-committee approach, possibly without Turner.

Falcons likely done with Turner


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/22/2013) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Falcons will likely use running back by committee in 2013, but the report says "the committee can’t include (Michael) Turner." He struggled in 2012 with a career-low average of 3.6 yards per carry.

Turner sidelined with ankle injury


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2013) Atlanta running back Michael Turner departed in the third quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship Game against San Francisco with an ankle injury. He is questionable to return. Turner, who entered the matchup with fewer than 100 rushing yards in nine consecutive games, racked up just eight carries for 30 yards on the ground before the early exit. He netted only 10 yards on his longest carry as he averaged 3.7 yards per attempt against the 49ers' stout run defense. Jason Snelling receiving additional carries in his absence.

Falcons, Turner able to run


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/15/2013) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Falcons running back Michael Turner helped Atlanta re-discover a rushing attack that has been missing all season in the Divisional Round playoff victory against Seattle. Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers combined to rush for 162 yards on 24 carries. The team’s 6.4-yards-per-carry average was 2.7 yards better than its 3.7 regular-season average. Using tosses and pitches to the outside, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter gave Turner a chance to get up a head of steam. Those calls also gave the blockers some better angles. The Falcons previous rushing high this season was 146 yards against Philadelphia on Oct. 28. “We knew we couldn’t be one-dimensional,” Turner said. “We had to keep them off balance a little bit.”

Turner has best playoff outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2013) Falcons running back Michael Turner rushed for a team-high 98 yards during a 30-28 Divisional round playoff win vs. Seattle Sunday. The 98 yards were also a career-best for Turner in a playoff game. His longest rush went 33 yards.

Turner feels fresh for playoffs


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/3/2013) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Falcons running back Michael Turner appears fresh heading into the playoffs. Turner carried the ball 222 times this season, well below his 301 total of last season, which was second-most in the NFL. Entering the Falcons previous three playoffs trips, in 2008, 2010 and 2012, Turner had 376, 334 and 301 carries in the regular season, respectively. He led the NFL in that category in 2008 and 2010. In each of those three ensuing playoffs losses, Turner had no more than 42 yards rushing. Turner also wasn't 100 percent 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.”