Running back Michael Turner last played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2012.
Photo: Curtis Compton/
Photo: Curtis Compton/

Michael Turner returns to Falcons ... as a reporter

“The Burner” is back.

Former Falcons running back Michael Turner has returned to Flowery Branch, but in a different capacity.

Looking back: Former Falcons standout Michael Turner

The team’s digital content producer Kelsey Conway says on Twitter that Turner will be covering the team for the team’s website.

Turner has gathered some media experience since retiring in March 2013 after the Falcons released him.

He made regular appearances on a Saturday morning radio show devoted to cigar talk, called “Smooth Draws,” on 1230 AM. 

Turner finished his Falcons career with 6,081 yards and 60 touchdowns.

Turner told the AJC last December about his retirement:

“It wasn’t a physical thing, it was just I didn’t want to play for someone other than Atlanta. I spent a couple of years away from (NFL) football as much as possible. I went to college games, high school games and tailgates. But now I am coming back to it, and when I went to the Falcons’ games earlier in the year and the game kicked off, I felt that old adrenaline.”

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