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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."
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The Atlanta Falcons released running back Michael Turner, cornerback Dunta Robinson and defensive end John Abraham on Friday, ESPN’s Adam Shefter reported Friday. The team later confirmed the news on Twitter.
After six seasons in Houston (2004-09), Dunta Robinson, 30, joined the Falcons in 2010 and though the former first round pick (No. 10 overall out of South Carolina) was...
The Atlanta Falcons took a meat clever to the roster that got them within 10 yards of the Super Bowl on Friday, cutting veteran defensive end John Abraham, the teams leader in sacks in 2012, high-priced cornerback Dunta Robinson and, as expected, running back Michael Turner.
With the freed up cap space, the Falcons could be in position now to make a trade for disgruntled New York...
The Atlanta Falcons started their youth movement Friday by ditching three key players from the most successful era in franchise history.
The Falcons released running back Michael Turner, defensive end John Abraham and cornerback Dunta Robinson, moves that were not unexpected given their age (all in their 30s) and hefty salaries.
Still, it was a stunning start to Atlanta's offseason...
On Friday, the Atlanta Falcons dropped a bombshell by releasing John Abraham, Dunta Robinson and Michael Turner. With the release of Michael Turner, which was reportedly due to a failed physical, that opens a spot at running back for the Falcons. The Falcons are very happy with Jacquizz Rodgers and they also like Jason Snelling as a situational back. As happy as the Falcons are with...
In a serious move to free up salary cap space, the Atlanta Falcons have released three veteran players from their roster this morning. DE John Abraham, CB Dunta Robinson and RB Michael Turner have all been released according to news first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The move regarding Turner was more of a matter of when and not if.
Robinson has played for the Falcons for...
In a move that will create $15.9 million in cap space, the Atlanta Falcons have released veterans Michael Turner, John Abraham, and Dunta Robinson.
Releasing Turner will save $6.4 million in cap space, releasing Abraham will save $5.75 million in cap space, and Robinson’s release saves $3.75 million.
The move was made not only for cap space, but also to get younger according to...
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The Falcons recently released Michael Turner, and a report says they may be targeting Steven Jackson to replace him at running back.
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The free agency frenzy doesn't begin until March 12.
Tell that to general managers who have begun flooding the market with veterans they have cut - guys who can sign with any team at any time.
Joining that group Friday were such former Pro Bowl players John Abraham and Michael Turner, released by Atlanta along with cornerback Dunta Robinson.
Also available is 2009 Defensive...
The Atlanta Falcons took a meat clever to the roster that got them
within 10 yards of the Super Bowl on Friday, cutting veteran
defensive end John Abraham, the teamâs leader in
sacks in 2012, high-priced cornerback Dunta Robinson and, as
expected, running back Michael Turner.