Found August 11, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
Michael Turner: Over the past four seasons, Turner has carried the ball over 2,100 times, which is a heavy load for any NFL running back. Considering most highly used running backs can maintain the workloads for three to four years, it would seem Turner’s time is nearly up. Ryan Matthews: Matthews might be the main [...]
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Ryan Mathews Out 4-to-6 Weeks with Broken Clavicle

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Thursday NFL Training Camp Notes

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