Found August 21, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Since joining the Atlanta Falcons in 2008, Michael Turner has become one of the NFL's most productive running backs, rushing for the second-most yards in the league in '08 (1,699 yards) and leading the NFC last season. Each year, questions arise as to how he has grown a year older he's 30 now and as to whether the many punishing carries he has amassed will finally take their toll on the 5-foot-10, 247-pounder. Turner has run the ball 1,189 times over the last four seasons, an average of 297. So far this preseason, Turner has run for 14 yards on eight carries. So is that cause of concern or is it "just preseason"? "No, not worried about it," Turner said. "It's preseason. This stuff doesn't matter right now. Just get a little work in and get out there." Entering the 2012 season, there also is another dynamic at work that could affect Turner's production and role in the offense. Turner racked up all of tho...
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