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Turner to New York for a 1st round pick?

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Jan 28, 2007.

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    Source: <a href="http://blogs.nydailynews.com/giants/archives/2007/01/shockey_declines_pro_bowl_invi.php" target="_blank">New York Daily News</a>

    By Ralph Vacchiano

    <img src="http://nandotimes.nandomedia.com/ips_rich_content/259-chargers.jpg" title="Micahel Turner" alt="Micahel Turner" align="left" height="200" width="240" />An interesting note emerged from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., this week, where San Diego Chargers GM A.J. Smith apparently let it slip that both the Giants and Jets have expressed an interest in RB Michael Turner, LaDainian Tomlinson's impressive backup.

    Turner will be a restricted free agent in March, and will get a tender from the Chargers – possibly the highest one which would guarantee him $2.5 million in 2007 and guarantee that the Chargers would get a first and third-round pick from any team that signs him.

    "My dilemma is do I want to keep him for a year and have a great backup and then have him walk away in free agency?" <a href="http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20070125-9999-1s25chargers.html">Smith told the San Diego Union Tribune</a>.

    The Giants are definitely going to at least try to bring in another running back to compete with Brandon Jacobs for Tiki Barber's now-vacated starting job. So they'd be crazy not to at least ask the Chargers about the soon-to-be 25-year-old Turner, who has averaged 6.0 yards per carry (941 yards, 157 carries) in very limited action during his three-year career.

    But before you start picturing the 5-10, 237-pound Turner in a Giants jersey, remember this could just be Smith trying to drum up a market and increase Turner's value. And what better way to do that than to throw out the names of both New York teams, as he just did.

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