Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/17/14

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 11: Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons waits to enter the field during player introductions before facing the Baltimore Ravens at Georgia Dome on November 11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Atlanta Falcons figure to be in the market for a running back this offseason, as they are expected to cut veteran Michael Turner in an attempt to get younger at the position, according to Dan Pompei of The National Football Post. The Falcons look to be in the running back market this offseason, according to those who know. Chances are the team will cut ties with 30-year old Michael Turner and look for a younger runner. While Turner provides toughness and power as well as a solid locker room presence for the Falcons, he turns 31 this week and “scouts say his ability to bounce and cut isn’t what it was,” according to Pompei. Turner gained 800 rushing yards on 222 attempting with 10 touchdowns for the Falcons this season. He’s rushed for 6,081 yards and 60 touchdowns in five seasons with Atlanta. Falcons’ backup Jacquizz Rodgers isn’t a featured back, and the team could either look at the draft or free agency – Shonn Greene anyone? – to address running back. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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