ATLANTA (AP) -Michael Turner, considered perhaps the top running back available in free agency, has agreed to a six-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.
A four-year veteran who has been best known as LaDainian Tomlinson's backup in San Diego, Turner is expected to play a more important role with the Falcons. He is projected as the power complement to speed back Jerious Norwood.
The addition of Turner likely signals the end of Warrick Dunn's time as the team's starter.
Turner (5-10, 237) has 228 carries for 1,257 yards and six touchdowns in four seasons with San Diego. He also has three of the longest 11 carries in team history - 83, 74 and 73 yards.
He has averaged 5.5 yards per carry in his career.
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Steelers Pick The Steelers host the Chiefs at 8:30PM ET on Sunday night in a game that should fall under the total for bettors.
Thumbnail Rams vs. Cardinals Pick NFC West rivals clash in Arizona on Sunday in what should be a relatively low-scoring game between the Rams and Cardinals at 4:25PM ET.
Thumbnail Cowboys vs. 49ers Pick Can another big injury keep the Dallas Cowboysfrom being able to compete on offense with the San Francisco 49ers...
Thumbnail Broncos vs. Buccaneers Pick Will the Denver Broncos put on another offensive showcase this Sunday when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:05PM...
Thumbnail Saints vs. Chargers Pick The Saints own the worst defense in the league but will the under still hit in San Diego when they visit the Chargers at 4:25PM ET on Sunday?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages