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dberce1 03-02-2008 02:51 PM

Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon
 
Boooooooooooooooooooo.

Per Profootballtalk.com

POSTED 3:43 p.m. EST, March 2, 2008

TURNER TO ATLANTA IS OFFICIAL

The Falcons have announced that they have agreed to terms with free-agent running back Michael Turner.

"We are pleased to be able to add a very talented running back and a player who has produced at a high level in this League when given the opportunity,” said Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff in a press release. "We think he’s ready to take the next step and have a more prominent role in an offense and we are happy he decided that opportunity is going to be here in Atlanta."

Michael Smith of ESPN.com reports that the deal is for six years, and is worth $34.5 million. Also, Turner will get $15 million in guaranteed money.

CheramieIII 03-02-2008 03:06 PM

Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon
 
Great signing for them and now they will draft Matt Ryan.

TheDeuce 03-02-2008 03:10 PM

Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon
 
I might be alone here, but I really don't think Turner's as good as everybody thinks. I know he played behind LT, but I think he's overrated.

papz 03-02-2008 03:17 PM

Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon
 
Being behind their line certainly helped... he may be a bit overrated but he is a good talent.

I actually feel sorry for Norwood... I don't know why they didn't give him a legit shot starting. He's explosive.

CheramieIII 03-02-2008 03:19 PM

Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon
 
Norwood and Truner could become a 2 headed monster in Atlanta

BrooksMustGo 03-02-2008 03:46 PM

Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CheramieIII (Post 156046)
Great signing for them and now they will draft Matt Ryan.

Probably so, I figure the first 3 picks go like so.
1. Chris Long
2. Jake Long
3. Matt Ryan

It looks like McFadden is going to start plummeting down the board.

QBREES9 03-02-2008 04:32 PM

Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon
 
Will see, he needs five guys up front opening up hole for him.

lumm0x 03-02-2008 04:48 PM

Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon
 
I agree. I can see Turner slowly losing his shine there. He came from a very good rush team spelling the best back in the league to probably one of the worst. I truly hope this is a massive waste of money on their part.


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