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Michael Turner

Michael Turner - #33 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 247 lbs.
Birthday 02/13/1982
Birthplace North Chicago, IL
College Northern Illinois
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 5th round, 22nd pick by Chargers

Falcons release Abraham, Robinson, Turner

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
The Falcons released DE John Abraham, CB Dunta Robinson and RB Michael Turner on Friday, the team announced. 

Fantasy Doctor: Turner a safe, smart play

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
PFW's Fantasy Doctor says Falcons RB Michael Turner is a solid flex option in Week 16. 

Key matchup: Falcons running game vs. Giants run defense

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 15 battle between the Falcons and the Giants in Atlanta.

Rodgers gives Falcons' run game needed spark

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Falcons put any speculation that they were ready to abandon their running game to rest, but set off more questions about who should be playing a bigger role at running back in the process.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints, Bucs keeping playoff hopes alive

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The talk of an undefeated season is over for the Falcons, but the playoff hopes for the Saints and Buccaneers are still alive coming off Week 10 wins.

Falcons' Turner wrestles with signs of decline

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
Michael Turner expressed his frustration with the team’s running game after he rushed only 11 times in Atlanta’s win over the Raiders.

McClure says Falcons need to make defenses respect run

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
The Falcons are in a somewhat unfamiliar position with their running game ranked 25th in the league heading into Week Four.

Turner, running game plodding out of the gate for Falcons

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
While some say he’s just not breaking tackles like he used to, the team is not pinning all of the blame for the running game’s slow start on Michael Turner.

Falcons RB Turner apologizes for DUI arrest

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Michael Turner apologized Wednesday to the team for his drunken driving arrest, saying he made "a bad decision."

Falcons RB Turner arrested on DUI charge

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
Falcons RB Michael Turner was arrested on DUI and speeding charges on Tuesday morning.

Concerns about Falcons O-line a fantasy factor

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The uncertainty about the Falcons' offensive line ought to be in the back of fantasy owners' minds when it is time to craft a strategy for drafts.

Turner can't be completely dismissed on draft day

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening isn't jumping off Falcons RB Michael Turner's bandwagon just yet.

Falcons bullish on RB Rodgers' prospects

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
WR Julio Jones is not the only second-year skill-position player the Falcons expect big things from in 2012.

Falcons RB Turner's future up for debate

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
Michael Turner was bothered by a groin injury for much of last season and seemed to wear down late, but he still finished third in the league in rushing.

Falcons hoping for resurgence from Turner

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Michael Turner has endured one of the least productive stretches of his Falcons career since Week 12 and there is concern about him heading into the postseason.


Posted March 01, 2013
Turner was released Friday by the Falcons.||||||| This is not a surprise, considering Turner's production continued to decline and team might be ready to give versatile Jacquizz Rodgers a larger role. It also will save the team money. The bruising back rushed for 1,699 yards his first season in town and more than 1,300 yards two other years.
Posted Jan. 20, 2013
Turner limped off the field of Sunday's NFC title game against San Francisco in the third quarter with a sprained ankle. His return was questionable.||||||| Turner had eight rushes for 30 yards when he was hurt. It appeared he aggravated the ankle on a 3-yard run with Atlanta leading 24-21. Jacquizz Rodgers replaced Turner as the primary running back, but Jason Snelling was taking handoffs, too.
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Turner had a touchdown, but finished with just 18 yards on six carries in the Falcons' loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.||||||| He finished with just 800 yards on the season, with only two 100-yard rushing efforts.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Turner carried 13 times for 41 yards in Saturday's 31-18 win at Detroit.||||||| Turner has 782 yards and nine scores in a subpar year. The Falcons have nothing to play for next week against the Bucs so monitor the situation closely.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Turner ran 16 times for 52 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Giants.||||||| Turner is must-start if not solely for his scoring abilities. He's run for a touchdown in five straight games, totaling nine on the season.