Last season, the Atlanta Falcons finally won a playoff game. But despite that success, they seem to be getting ready to start over for the 2013 season. That process started yesterday with the release of RB Michael Turner.
Despite the shock that Atlanta fans might be feeling right now, the Falcons have said that this was pre-planned. Next season, Turner was scheduled to make $6.9 million against the cap, so this release saves the Falcons a lot of money. On his Facebook page, Turner thanked his fans and wrote this about the release:
"This is a tough business but I understand it's nature and resp...ect the process."
Being released along with Turner was DE John Abraham and CB Dunta Robinson.