Rumors have been circulating for months now that Turner could be a cap casualty, so this shouldn’t be all that surprising.
Turner, 31, is entering the final year of current contract and has a base salary of $6.9 million next season. His productivity drop off considerably in recent years, so it’s hard to say that he’ll find a lot of interest on the open market given his age and the position he plays. It seems likely that he’ll be forced to sign a one-year deal that includes incentives.
Atlanta will have to find a better running back at some point during the offseason. Jacquizz Rodgers has shown that he’s capable of handling a large workload, so it could make a lot of sense for them to target someone in the draft.