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Falcons could release Michael Turner

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05:26 PM ET 02.11 | Michael Turner has spent the last five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons after signing with them in 2008. Today it's looking like he won't be suiting up for a sixth season in red and black. Sources tell Dan Pompei of National Football Post that the Falcons will be in the running back market this offseason. Atlanta appears to be leaning towards cutting ties with Turner, and the case against him continues to grow. Turner will turn 31 in just two days. A running back's shelf life in the NFL is short, and Turner was already slowing down this past season. While he managed to play all 16 games again, Turner only rushed for 800 yards on 222 carries, averaging a measly 3.6 yards per touch. His eight-carry, 30-yard performance against the 49ers in the NFC Championship may have been his last as a Dirty Bird.

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February 11, 2013  06:03 PM ET

When you get near the Top Heads Roll!!!

February 11, 2013  11:23 PM ET

End of shelf life.

February 12, 2013  07:04 AM ET

He's done, anyhow.

February 12, 2013  07:27 AM ET

Wow! Running backs and NBA coaches. Watch out!

February 12, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Lets see how good Matt Ryan is without safety stud RB and and end zone threat TE this upcoming season.

February 12, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Lets see how good Matt Ryan is without safety stud RB and and end zone threat TE this upcoming season.

I don't think too many quarterbacks if any would do much better!

February 12, 2013  04:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Lets see how good Matt Ryan is without safety stud RB and and end zone threat TE this upcoming season.

I really hope Tony comes back, even if not with the Falcons....

February 12, 2013  04:29 PM ET

So does that mean they think Rodgers is the guy? Or are they gonna use the draft to get another reliable backfield threat?

 
February 13, 2013  01:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

End of shelf life.

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