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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 roll past Panthers 31-10

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Michael Turner ran for 112 yards and three touchdowns, Matt Ryan threw for another and the Falcons maintained their grasp on the best record in the NFC with a 31-10 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:24 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’ Week 12 game against the Falcons in Atlanta.

Turner scores 2 TDs, Falcons hold off Bucs

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Michael Turner scored two early touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons held off Tampa Bay with a gutty goal-line stand, taking over sole possession of first place in the NFC South with a 27-21 victory Sunday.

Q&A with Falcons RB Michael Turner

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
With the first-place Falcons enjoying a Week Eight bye, RB Michael Turner spent some time reflecting on the team's 5-2 start in an interview with PFW.

Bucs hoping to get more out of LBs Black, Hayes

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:29 a.m. ET
In light of their solid play last season, Tampa Bay expected to get more production out of LBs Quincy Black and Geno Hayes than it has thus far, according to NFC South Whispers.

Falcons RB Turner content with workload

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
Michael Turner, who is on pace for about 300 carries this season, told PFW he likes how he's been used thus far.

Falcons place RB Norwood on I.R.

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Falcons placed RB Jerious Norwood on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn ACL

Falcons down to third-string RB

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Jason Snelling is in at running back for the Falcons after injuries to Michael Turner (groin) and Jerious Norwood (knee).

Falcons not creating lanes for RB Turner

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Falcons want to be a power-running team that is productive on the ground against even the toughest defenses, but they couldn't hang with the Steelers' front seven.

Mendenhall's OT run leads Steelers past Falcons 15-9

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall ran 50 yards for a touchdown 2:35 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a shaky start by replacement quarterback Dennis Dixon and a missed field goal attempt late in regulation to beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-9 ...

Ingram leading Eagles' backup TE battle

Posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
According to "NFC Whispers," Eagles TE Cornelius Ingram is fully healthy and showing great athleticism and appears to have the inside track to be Brent Celek's top backup.

Falcons RB Turner's workload will be monitored closely

Posted March 26, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Michael Turner is still the workhorse in the Falcons' backfield, but head coach Mike Smith will be keeping a close eye on his number of carries.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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