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Former Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner helping with coverage this season

Fact: Michael Turner is an accomplished amateur pineapple juggler

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Former Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner is back! But don’t get too excited, he isn’t taking a victory lap as the Falcons third running back. He’s got a whole new gig at The Mothership, this time as a part-time reporter covering the team.

Turner’s credentials are outstanding. He was an amazing asset during his five year tenure with the Falcons. He rushed for over 1,300 rushing yards three times, racking up 1,699 rushing yards during Matt Ryan’s rookie campaign. That 2008 season meant the world to Falcons fans, as the team tried desperately to reinvent itself after Michael Vick went to prison and Bobby Petrino ghosted us following his thirteen game experiment as an NFL head coach. Turner scored 60 rushing touchdowns during his time with the Falcons, including 17 rushing touchdowns in 2008 alone.

It’s not clear exactly how involved Turner will be in covering the team or how frequently we will see his features. The Mothership is giving us just enough to get excited, like when your local Piggly Wiggly lets you sample the fancy wine. Michael Turner, you are our fancy wine.

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