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The Atlanta Falcons have made some big moves concerning some of their veteran players, including running back Michael Turner. Turner, 31, was cut today by Atlanta coming off of a season where he only averaged 3.6 yards per carry. The classy RB took the high road stating that he is proud of his 5 years in Atlanta, and is grateful to the team and its fans.
“I want to thank the Atlanta Falcons for the opportunity to be a part of something great,” Turner wrote via Facebook. ”We accomplished a lot during my team here and I will always cherish the memories and relationships I made. I want to thank Mr. Blank for all he’s done for me and my career. He’s a great owner and an even better philanthropist. This is a tough business but I understand its nature and respect the process.”
Turner also made some comments stating that he feels he has much more to give the game of football and is optimistic about his future in the NFL.
“I’m excited to begin a new chapter of my career and truly believe I have a lot left in the tank. I also want to take a moment and thank the Atlanta Falcons fans. You guys made it easy for me to come to work every day and give you everything I had. Even though it’s a tough day I’m excited for what the future holds. Thank you, again, to the Falcons organization. I wish you guys nothing but the best.”
While Atlanta fans are probably happy with the move, I’m sure they wish Turner nothing but the best as well. Fans will always appreciate a player with class, and Turner fits the category perfectly.
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