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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

Vikings-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Falcons game.

An ode to Michael Turner

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
In this week's "Fantasy football: 21 things," Pat Fitzmaurice makes the case for Michael Turner as a reliable, underappreciated running back.

Falcons have to play with urgency

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Falcons had their winning streak snapped at three Sunday, but a manageable string of games lies ahead.

Week Six Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Michael Turner, Kurt Coleman and Shane Lechler as its Players of the Week.

Restoring balance a priority for Falcons' offense

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Nearly 70 percent of the Falcons' offensive plays to date have been pass plays and the team is focused on running more to balance things out going forward.

Bears-Falcons prediction

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
In a game that will be tight throughout, PFW associate editor Dan Parr says the Falcons will top the Bears at Soldier Field.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Power will meet speed when RB Michael Turner runs into the Bears' linebacker corps on Sunday.

Top 10 questions for Falcons to answer

Posted July 18, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Falcons are worthy of preseason hype, but PFW's Dan Parr says there is also reason to temper optimism about the team's chances of breaking through and making a deep playoff run.

Rodgers fills void at running back for Falcons

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Overshadowed by the Falcons' bold trade to move up 21 spots in the first round to draft WR Julio Jones was the team's trade to move up 13 spots in the fifth round to take RB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Falcons expected to keep RB corps intact

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
We hear the Falcons would be content to head into next season with the same group of running backs that helped them finish 12th in the league in rushing in 2010.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening.

NFL announces FedEx Air and Ground finalists

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The finalists for the FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year were announced Monday by the NFL.

Falcons’ goals still within reach after loss to Saints

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
While the Falcons suffered a tough loss at home Monday night to the division-rival Saints, they shouldn't allow their confidence to be shaken much.

Saints’ run ‘D’ ailing with Turner up next

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
With positioning for the postseason on the line, the Saints can ill afford a defensive collapse down the stretch, but bouncing back from a poor Week 15 performance will not be easy.

Turner quietly on track for huge fantasy rebound

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
His name hasn't been mentioned often this season but Michael Turner is playing like he did in 2008. In other words, he's having a monster fantasy campaign.


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.