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Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 8:51pm
The reasoning behind the Seattle Seahawks’ decision to bring in former Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson for a visit seemingly became clearer on Tuesday after head coach Pete Carroll revealed Robert Turbin suffered a serious ankle injury in the Hawks’ preseason matchup at San Diego on Saturday.
Speaking with reporters after Seattle’s practice in anticipation of their preseason finale Thursday, Carroll hinted that Turbin’s injury may keep him out of action for a while.
“Robert’s got a sprained ankle,” Carroll said. “It’s a significant ankle sprain. We have to see what that means. He feels pretty good about it, but it definitely showed up on the MRI and all that.”
The fourth-year pro carried five times for 19 yards against the Chargers, last touching the ball on a 6-yard loss from the San Diego 9-yard line following a 29-yard run from Christine Michael.
Carroll said that Turbin got “whacked” and “rolled up on,” and that there was timetable for Turbin’s return. Carroll also said that the injury wasn’t the only reason they decided to bring in Jackson for a visit after he was released by the Bills on Monday. But now it at least makes a lot more sense.
Posted by Chris Kucharski
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 7:35pm
When you have Marshawn Lynch on your team, it's hard to get noticed as a running back. The Seahawks like Robert Turbin as the backup, so he has the confidence of the team if something happens to Lynch.
Turbin has never carried the ball more than 80 times in a season and still doesn't have a rushing touchdown as he enters his fourth season. You need the ball to be productive and nobody in Seattle really carries the ball enough to be productive outside of Lynch.
There isn't much value for Turbin unless something happens to Lynch. So if you have a big roster and you draft Lynch, Turbin would make a good handcuff. Otherwise, he just won't get enough touches to be relevant in standard fantasy leaguesuntil we see Lynch's decline.
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