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Michael Turner's Back To Practicing

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If you love watching people get trucked over by a man tank named Michael Turner, then I have good news for you.

Turner's returned to practice as of today, and it appears he'll be all set for Monday's tilt with the Saints. The Falcons are smart to get him rest when they can by holding him out of practice for a little bit.

Regardless of Turner's overall effectiveness versus the Saints—due to a combination of factors including his groin injury and blocking, he's averaging just 3.2 yards per carry over his last four games—he'll be valuable. That's because he wears down defenses by just running into them repeatedly, a sound strategy that Mike Mularkey mercilessly exploits. Okay, sometimes sound.

I still think Jacquizz Rodgers is in line for a big role, but it's awfully comforting to have the human hammer ready to go.