The Seahawks rescinded the exclusive rights tender from Turner on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Seattle has a clear-cut top WR duo of Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, and after adding Phillip Dorsett in free agency, the team has decided to move on from Turner, who put up a 15-245-1 line on 22 targets in 15 games last season. Turner will look to impress elsewhere in an offseason program, but it's unclear when he'll get another chance to do so on the field.
The Seahawks tendered exclusive rights free agent Turner on Monday, Andy Patton of USA Today reports. In his first season as a regular in Seattle's offense, Turner managed a career-best three catches in Weeks 2 and 15, while six of his 15 grabs went for more than 20 yards. He'll continue to work for slotting at wide receiver behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, with David Moore and potentially a draft pick his primary competition in 2020.
Turner, who didn't catch any of his three targets during Sunday's 28-23 divisional-round loss to the Packers, finished with 15 receptions for 245 yards and a touchdown over 15 regular-season games. Turner was the team's No. 3 wide receiver during this playoff loss, and he had a costly drop, which would've been a first down, on the team's final offensive drive. Overall this year, Turner rotated with David Moore and Jaron Brown as the team's No. 3 wideout behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Turner will be an exclusive-rights free agent in March, and he stands a good chance to make the 53-man roster in 2020 due to his consistent usage on special teams.
Turner (concussion) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. The Seahawks have yet to declare if Turner has completed his journey through the concussion protocol, but elevating from 'limited' activity Wednesday to uncapped one day later bodes well for the second-year wide receiver being cleared before Sunday's visit to Green Bay. Coach Pete Carroll is expected to speak to the media Friday, so Turner's fate could be revealed at that point.
Turner (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Coach Pete Carroll didn't provide much detail about Turner's progress, but the wideout is on the right track by getting on the field for the Seahawks' first official practice of the week. The 23-year-old still needs to elevate to full participation and get cleared by an independent neurologist before he can play in Sunday's divisional-round matchup versus the Packers.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/21||New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|8||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|10||11/15||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|13||12/06||New York Giants||29||26.00|
|14||12/13||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|16||12/27||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|17||01/03||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|3 Year Avg||12||8||132||0||6||16.50||13|