Monday, November 16, 2009
Falcons re-sign RB Stecker after Turner's injury
By Pat Yasinskas
In another sign that Atlanta running back Michael Turner is going to miss some time, the Falcons just announced the signing of running back Aaron Stecker.
He had been with the team for several weeks, but was released Saturday when the Falcons elevated receiver Troy Bergeron from the practice squad. On Monday night, Bergeron was released to make room for Stecker. Bergeron likely will be added back to the practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.
Turner is dealing with an ankle sprain and top backup Jerious Norwood has been out five games with a hip injury. That left the Falcons with Jason Snelling as their only healthy running back after Turner was injured in the first half of Sunday’s game.
Team officials are optimistic Norwood may be able to return soon. But even if Norwood returns this week, the Falcons still needed some more depth at running back because it seems likely Turner will miss at least one game.