Michael Turner released for failed physical

Official league transactions list reveals medical issue

Falcons running back Michael Turner was officially released because of a failed physical, which was listed in the league transactions on Friday.

Turner aggravated an ankle injury in the NFC championship game. He limped off the field in the third quarter and did not return. The team did not announce any additional information about the injury or if he required offseason surgery.

Turner played in all 18 games last season and rushed for 800 yards on 222 carries during the regular season. He had a groin surgery after the 2011 season.

Turner plans to keep playing in the NFL.

"I'm excited to begin a new chapter of my career and truly believe I have a lot left in the tank," Turner wrote on his official Facebook page.

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Here's the official listing:

TERMINATIONS OF VESTED VETERANS 

ATLANTA

    Abraham, John DE South Carolina 

     Robinson, Dunta DB South Carolina 

    Turner, Michael RB  Northern Illinois  -   Failed Physical

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