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A few NFL insiders have heard reports that Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner could be let go by the team. Last season Turner ran for 800 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. The one time San Diego Charger split time this season in the back field with Jacquizz Rodgers. Turner was limited due to some injuries this year, but this was the fifth season where the Burner scored at least 10 touchdowns. The Falcons like most every team in the NFL are feeling the salary cap heat and Turner will make a little under $7 million next year if he is still part of the team. The Falcons could pick up a younger running back in this year’s draft which could send Turner packing.
In Philadelphia, the Eagles are looking to cut down their spending with taking a look at cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract. If Nmamdi fails to negotiate with the team well he could get the pink slip in the city of brotherly love. There are reportedly contract talks going on today in Indianapolis, the site of the NFL Combine, to reach a deal. Nnamdi had played for the Oakland Raiders, but then got a huge payday from the Eagles when he signed a $60 million five year contract two years ago. Asomugha only had one interception last year with 55 combined tackles.
One player looks to be leaving the team on his own terms. The newly crowned Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens is going to say goodbye to their center Matt Birk. Matt gave his announcement today about his retirement from the NFL after playing 15 years in the league. Birk was named to the USA Today’s All-Decade team for the 2000’s and was a six time Pro Bowler. He also won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2011.
On his retirement Birk said, “I’m old. I’ve got six kids. It’s time to do something else. I have absolutely nothing to complain about and a lot to be grateful for.”
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In a move that most educated NFL football fans already saw coming, reports surfaced out of the NFL Combine that the Atlanta Falcons will likely release RB Michael Turner. For some reason, Twitter exploded after these reports surfaced, but I have to question exactly why? Have any of these people making comments on Twitter seen Turner play recently? ESPN’s Adam Schefter made the...
Nnamdi Asomugha – will he be here in 2013?
It’s about time.
The news from ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday morning was music to the ears of Philadelphia Eagles fans:
“@AdamSchefter: When two sides meet this am, Eagles will ask CB Nnamdi Asomugha to restructure contract or they will release him. Asomugha guaranteed $4mil.”
Fairly or unfairly, Asomugha has become the poster...
It should not come as a surprise to anyone following the National Football League, but according to a report issued by ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, citing league sources, the Atlanta Falcons intend to release starting running back Michael Turner after five seasons with the team.
Turner is scheduled to make $6.9 million in 2013, which is simply too much to pay for a running back that...
For the time being, Michael Turner remains on the Atlanta Falcons roster, as an email from a team spokesman confirmed on Friday morning.
Nonetheless, Turner, a finalist in the MVP voting in 2008, appears a short-timer at best with the Falcons, as one network reported on Friday that the team would cut him. Speaking before reporters at the NFL Combine on Friday, head coach Mike Smith...
Fantasy Football News - According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Atlanta Falcons will release veteran running back Michael Turner. The Burner was due 6.9 million dollars this upcoming season, and with his play regressing rapidly over the past couple of seasons, this doesn’t come as a shock.
FFLockerRoom Take - While Turner has seen his numbers and speed decline in recent years...
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The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly are asking Nnamdi Asomugha to restructure his contract, otherwise they will release him.
ESPN's Adam Schefter expects the Falcons to release veteran running back Michael Turner this offseason.Fantasy Spin:Fantasy owners may not have noticed because Turner was still scoring a ton of touchdowns but 2012 was arguably Turner's worst season as a Falcon. His 3.6 yards per carry was a career-low and his 800 yards on the ground were his fewest since 2007. Jacquizz Rodgers...
I don't know if this should be under breaking news since it was widely expected, but according to Adam Schefter, The Atlanta Falcons are close to parting ways with the franchise runningback. Turner is due $6.9 million this season. This is a move that has to happen Falcons fans, Turner just isn't the same back he used to be.
This also opens the door for the...
Simply put the Eagles messed up. Nnamdi according to Pro Football Talk had to play 90% of the defense snaps in 2012 to guarantee $4 million of his $15 million 2013 salary. It was an automatic $4 million, so regardless if he is on the roster or not he would get that money.
The Eagles were out of playoff contention for a long time and it wasn’t like Nnamdi was playing well. They...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles plan on meeting with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to ask him to restructure his contract. If he refuses to or they can’t agree on how to restructure his deal, they will then release him.
When two sides meet this am, Eagles will ask CB Nnamdi Asomugha to restructure contract or they will release him. Asomugha guaranteed...