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 hardly denied that the Falcons would soon part ways with Turner.
Guys, this time of the year, there are tough decisions that have to be made, Smith said. We are recalibrating our roster as we speak, going through that process. Michael is under contract right now. Well continue to go through that process in terms of how we are going to recalibrate it. Myself, (owner Arthur) Blank and (general manager Thomas Dimitroff) have had numerous discussions.
There is a cause and effect to every decision that you make at this time of the year. Youre dealing with the salary cap and those decisions will work themsel...