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Robert Turbin | Running Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 222
College: Utah State
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Robert Turbin rushed six times for four yards in the Seahawks' second preseason game Friday night.
With Marshawn Lynch resting, Turbin was Seattle's every-down back with the first-team offense for the second straight week. Christine Michael and impressive UDFA Thomas Rawls appear to be a good distance behind Turbin. Through two preseason games, Turbin has 17 yards on 11 carries. He is the top bet to handcuff Lynch, but would likely be the lead back in a committee involving Michael and/or Rawls if something happened to BeastMode. Aug 21 - 9:45 PM

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Robert Turbin (hip surgery) has resumed practicing at Seahawks camp.

Turbin underwent "double hip surgery" and missed the entire offseason program. Beat writers were previously skeptical about his Week 1 availability, but Turbin has been medically cleared, and on Wednesday coach Pete Carroll told reporters the contract-year running back looks "the best he's ever looked."
Aug 5 - 4:16 PM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount says it's uncertain if Robert Turbin (hip surgery) will be ready for Week 1.

Although Turbin sat out the entire offseason program, he was always expected to be ready for training camp. It's unclear if Blount is reporting new information or simply expressing concern due to the missed OTA time. Turbin, the heavy favorite for passing-down snaps behind Marshawn Lynch, is entering a contract year. If Turbin's health is truly a concern, whispers of Christine Michael losing his roster spot won't amount to much.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 9:02 AM

Robert Turbin (hip surgery) is not expected to see much action in preseason games.

Turbin has three years as Seattle's No. 2 on his resume and won't be asked to prove anything. He remains the heavy favorite to enter the season as Marshawn Lynch's direct backup, ahead of Christine Michael. The hip surgery is not expected to impact Turbin's Week 1 status.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 1 - 8:44 AM

Seahawks RB Robert Turbin is recovering from offseason hip surgery, but is expected to be ready for training camp.

The Seattle Times reports the operation is "not expected (to) impact his readiness for the 2015 season." The 2012 fourth-rounder is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and last chance to make an impression behind Marshawn Lynch. With "Beast Mode" possibly moving on after this season, Turbin will battle Christine Michael for No. 2 duties. Michael is the more talented runner, but Turbin was coach Pete Carroll's clear-cut No. 2 in 2014.
Source: FOX Sports
May 14 - 5:11 PM

Robert Turbin rushed twice for 21 yards in the Seahawks' Super Bowl 49 loss to the Patriots.

Replacing Marshawn Lynch in Seattle's two-minute offense, Turbin ripped off a 19-yard run with :30 left in the first half. The play set up Chris Matthews' game-tying 11-yard touchdown. The Seahawks' third-down back, Turbin has one year left on his rookie deal. The 25-year-old will return to compete with Christine Michael for Seattle's primary backup running back job in 2015 training camp.
Feb 1 - 10:13 PM

Robert Turbin rushed seven times for 19 yards in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Panthers.

Turbin stole a couple early-down carries from Marshawn Lynch and got the rock in a few clock-killing situations. It's become a recurring theme, as he now has at least four carries in 10 straight games and is averaging 8.2 in his last four. Expect another 4-6 carries for Turbin in next week's NFC Championship Game against either Green Bay or Dallas.
Jan 10 - 11:36 PM

Robert Turbin rushed for 49 yards on 10 carries in the Seahawks' Week 17 win over the Rams.

He added one catch for 13 yards. Turbin got some early work with Marshawn Lynch appearing to get loose on the sideline. He's now rushed 10 times in back-to-back weeks. Lynch will get two weeks of much-needed rest with the Seahawks earning a first-round bye for the playoffs. Turbin will be his COP back.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:41:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed 10 times for 38 yards in Week 16 against the Cardinals.

Turbin started and got the majority of work in the first quarter with Marshawn Lynch sidelined. He finished with 10 touches, with Christine Michael also mixing in. Turbin will be just a change of pace behind Lynch in Week 17.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 01:22:00 AM

Robert Turbin rushed four times for seven yards in the Seahawks' Week 14 win over the Eagles, adding a 14-yard catch.

Turbin split work with Christine Michael behind Marshawn Lynch. 5-6 touches remain Turbin's weekly ceiling.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Robert Turbin caught 2 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown Week 13 against the 49ers.

He added eight yards on four carries on the ground. Turbin snuck out of the backfield unnoticed by the 49ers defense for the touchdown and found room on a screen pass for a 34-yard gain in the second quarter. Despite the decent day, Turbin is nothing more than a handcuff for Marshawn Lynch.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 11:57:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed four times for 12 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Cardinals.

When Marshawn Lynch was getting his back stretched out in the first quarter, Turbin functioned as an every-down back. He's clearly ahead of Christine Michael and needs to be owned as a handcuff right now given Lynch's repeated problems. The Seahawks are on a short week as the play at San Francisco on Thursday night.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 07:14:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed six times for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 10 win over the Giants.

Turbin got a first-half series to himself and mixed in plenty early, but then the Beast was unleashed. Marshawn Lynch put a 21-140-4 line on the Giants, proving he's healthy and that he should be getting the vast majority of carries. Turbin and Christine Michael are just handcuffs that would share the load if Lynch went down.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Robert Turbin gained 35 yards on five carries and caught a 14-yard pass in the Seahawks' Week 9 win over the Raiders.

Behind Marshawn Lynch (26 touches), Turbin mixed in for six touches and Christine Michael handled four carries, gaining 16 yards. Turbin is the slightly preferred handcuff to Lynch because he would likely "start" games and play on almost all passing downs, but Michael offers a higher ceiling based on his explosive skill level. Turbin is just an RB5 stash in 14-team leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Robert Turbin rushed two times for 10 yards and caught three passes for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 8 win at Carolina.

Turbin was the first-team fullback again thanks to Derrick Coleman's injury. If Marshawn Lynch were to go down, he'd form a committee with Christine Michael (four touches Sunday).
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
3B.J. Daniels
4R.J. Archer
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3Christine Michael
4Thomas Rawls
5Rod Smith
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Robert Turbin
2Marshawn Lynch
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Will Tukuafu
3Brandon Cottom
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tyler Lockett
3Kevin Norwood
4Douglas McNeil
5Kasen Williams
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Chris Matthews
3Ricardo Lockette
4Paul Richardson
5Kevin Smith
WR31Chris Matthews
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
4Rashaun Allen
5Anthony McCoy
K1Steven Hauschka