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Atlanta Falcons sign running back Michael Turner

Atlanta Falcons sign running back Michael Turner The Atlanta Flacons signed on Sunday running back Michael Turner, considered the most valuable available RB in the free agency. Turner was signed on a 6-year contract, although payment details were not available at press time. Michael Turner comes from San Diego, where the running back was backing up LaDainian Tomlinson. Turner Turner had 228 carries for 1,257 yards and six touchdowns in four seasons with San Diego. With the Falcons he is expected to get more play time and rumors of possible release of veteran tailback Warrick Dunn already circulate the Net.

 Also on Sunday the Atlanta Falcons signed tight end Ben Hartsock from Tennessee as an unrestricted free agent. Hartsock has 24 receptions for 247 yards in his total of 45 career games, 12 receptions for 138 yards of them with the Titans last season. The Atlanta Falcons remain one of the underdogs to win the next year's Super Bowl with odds 125/1 at the online bookmaker BodogLife. The Chargers odds are 20/1 and the Titans are sitting on 35/1.

 Published on 03/02/2008

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