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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; 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 ...

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Old 03-02-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon

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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.

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Old 03-02-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon

Great signing for them and now they will draft Matt Ryan.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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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.
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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.

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Norwood and Truner could become a 2 headed monster in Atlanta
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:46 PM   #6
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Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon

Originally Posted by CheramieIII View Post
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.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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Re: Michael Turner is officially an Atlanta Falcon

Will see, he needs five guys up front opening up hole for him.
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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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