According to the NFL’s Friday transaction report, the Falcons’ release of Michael Turner was tied to a “failed physical.”
A reason for the failed physical was not listed.
The 31-year-old Turner has not missed a game in the last three seasons. He was listed with groin and elbow injuries in the second half of the 2012 regular season but managed to start every game for Atlanta.
Turner has indicated he wants to continue his NFL career, but where he lands and the type of role he can secure after gaining a career-low 3.6 yards per carry in 2012 remains to be seen. Also, per the NFL standard player contract, he’ll have to undergo a physical when asked should he sign with another club.