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|The Seahawks have been getting by with a pair of smurfs in Justin Forsett and Leon Washington as their backup running backs over the past two seasons but with the success of Marshawn Lynch, they decided this off-season to add a bigger back to the teamís roster. That player turned out to be Turbin, the teamís 4th round pick in this yearís draft. The Utah State product had a productive 2011 campaign and has solid size and enough speed to break long runs. With Lynchís availability for all of 2012 in question due to a summer DUI arrest, Turbin may end up starting some games in his rookie season. Monitor his performance in the preseason but consider Turbin a must-have handcuff if you select Lynch in your fantasy draft. Given Lynchís numerous off the field issues, Turbin shapes up as a solid prospect in dynasty formats.
|Colts sign RB Stevan Ridley -- Sun Aug 28 10:00 am --|
Should make team as No.2 back
|The Indianapolis Colts have signed running back Stevan Ridley, the team announced Sunday.
The Colts are searching for a backup behind starter Frank Gore, who had 227 more carries than his next-closest teammate last season. The backups behind Gore have combined to rush for only 91 yards on 49 carries in three preseason games.
FF Today's Take: Ridley was released by the Lions last week but should stick with the Colts who have little depth behind Frank Gore. Jordan Todman, Robert Turbin and rookie Josh Ferguson have failed to impress so it's not inconceivable that Ridley is Gore's backup Week 1.
|Colts' RB Robert Turbin arrested -- Wed Jul 13 7:00 am --|
|Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin was arrested for possession of marijuana last week in Logan, Utah. Marijuana is a banned substance in the NFL, and the punishment through the league for a first offense is suspension without pay for up to four regular or post-season games. (Indianapolis Star)|
FF Today's Take: The arrest came after Turbin ran a stop sign. He'll now be at risk of suspension by the league. Turbin has bounced around the league including stops in Dallas, Cleveland and Seattle. This incident will hurt his chances at becoming Frank Gore's backup. Jordan Todman and rookie Josh Ferguson are next up on the RB depth chart.