The time has come for the Atlanta Falcons to cut veteran RB Michael Turner after this season. After joining the Atlanta Falcons in 2008 as a free agent after backing up LaDainian Tomlinson with the San Diego Chargers, Turner posted a career high 1,699 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. His career has been on the decline in subsequent years and it’s time for the Falcons to part ways with Turner after this season.
Turner, soon to be 31, is a big back at 250 pounds, and he now appears to be old and slow. He lacks explosiveness and appears to be indecisive in the backfield before making his cuts. Due to make $5.5 million in 2013, the Falcons need to release Turner and head in a new direction for 2013.