Michael Turner was among three veterans released by the Atlanta Falcons Friday, including John Abraham and Dunta Robinson.
Turner, no longer the home run back with breakout speed, is still a viable short yardage guy, and should have no problem latching onto a team in need of just that. His last hurrah with the Falcons produced 98 yards against the Seattle Seahawks in their NFL divisional playoff win in January.
In a gracious Facebook post, Turner wrote:
"Hey Facebook friends, I want to thank the Atlanta Falcons for the opportunity to be a part of something great. We accomplised a lot during my time here and I will always cherish the memories and relationships I made. I want to thank M.r 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 it's nature and respect the process.
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."