Michael Turner and Atlanta parting ways next season I hate to be the bearer of bad news for Falcons fans who purchased Michael Turner jerseys. National Football Post’s Dan Pompei has the info: The Falcons look to be in the running back market this off season, according to those who know. Chances are the team will cut ties with 30-year old Michael Turner and look for a younger runner. Turner provides toughness, a solid locker room presence and power on downhill runs, but scouts say his ability to bounce and cut isn’t what it was. The news isn’t all that shocking considering Turner’s decline in recent years and his $6.9 million price tag next season. Giovani Bernard, Eddie Lacy and Montee Ball are a few of the names that will be bandied about in the next few weeks.