There had been talk in the offseason of Michael Turner ...

There had been talk in the offseason of Michael Turner catching more passes out of the backfield, and that has proved to be the case early in the preseason.

After never having a season with more than six catches, he caught two Thursday and has three in two games.

None has taken him far -- he has a total of 15 yards on the catches -- but seeing him effectively catch the ball has to be reason for optimism for the Falcons' passing game.

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