The Atlanta Falcons parted ways with a big part of their offense this morning when they released running back Michael Turner.
Turner whose numbers had fallen off over the last two seasons, is a big reason for the resurgence of the Falcons in the post Michael Vick era.
Turner feels he has a lot left in the tank, and released a classy statement via his Facebook page.
Hey Facebook friends, I want to thank the Atlanta Falcons for the opportunity to be a part of something great. We accomplished a lot during my time here and I will always cherish the memories and relationships I made. I want to thank Mr.Blank for all he’s done for me and my career. He’s a great owner and an even better philanthropist.
This is a tough business but I understand it’s nature and respect the process.
I’m excited to begin a new chapter of my career and truly believe I have a lot left in the tank.
I also want to take a moment and thank the Atlanta Falcons fans. You guys made it easy for me to come to work every day and give you everything I had.
Even though it’s a tough day I’m excited for what the future holds. Thank you, again, to the Falcons organization. I wish you guys nothing but the best.
Look for Turner to surface somewhere such as New York or maybe even Dallas as a backup.