The Seahawks on Wednesday reached an injury settlement with tailback Robert Turbin, meaning he is now a free agent.
The Seahawks today reached an injury settlement with running back Robert Turbin, meaning he is now a free agent.
Turbin had been placed on Injured Reserve over the weekend after clearing waivers. He had been waived as injured on Friday due to a sprained ankle suffered against the San Diego Chargers in the third game of the preseason.
Turbin was likely to be out at least 5-6 weeks with the sprained ankle. Being placed on IR meant he would have been out for the season.
Now, Turbin can get healthy and sign with another team.
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He could theoretically return to the Seahawks. But NFL rules require that a player wait at least six weeks (or some other predetermined time based on the settlement) past the time they are healthy to sign with the team that waived them as injured. So logically, Turbin is probably headed elsewhere.
Turbin was due to be a free agent at the end of the 2015 season.
Seattle has replenished its tailback depth by signing veteran free agent Fred Jackson to a one-year, $900,000 contract and also keeping undrafted free agent Thomas Rawls on the roster.
Turbin was a fourth-round pick in 2012 and was the team’s third-leading rusher last season with 310 yards and also had 16 receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown.
Turbin also had surgery to repair torn labrums in each hip in the off-season. However, he recovered from those to serve as the backup tailback throughout camp until the injury suffered against the Chargers.
The Seahawks also today lost cornerback Justin Coleman off the practice squad as he was signed to New England’s 53-man roster.