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Trai Turner | Guard | #70

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 315
College: LSU
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (92) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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Panthers RG Trai Turner (knee) is active for Week 9 against the Falcons.
Turner hasn't missed a game this season, but has been battling an ongoing knee issue for a couple weeks. Inactive for the Panthers are C Ryan Kalil (neck), OT John Theus, RB Fozzy Whittaker, LB Andrew Gachkar, DE Bryan Cox Jr., QB Garrett Gilbert, and CB Ladarius Gunter. Nov 5 - 11:38 AM

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Panthers RG Trai Turner (knee) will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Turner didn't return after going down in the second half. He had a brace on after the game, but doesn't expect to miss any time. With Ryan Kalil (neck) suffering a setback, the Panthers interior line is a Week 8 concern.
Oct 22 - 8:39 PM

Panthers RG Trai Turner exited Week 7 against the Bears with a knee injury.

Turner was rolled up in the second half and had to be helped off the field. He was shown on the sidelines with an ice pack on his left knee in the fourth quarter before being ruled out. Amini Silatolu replaced him in the lineup.
Oct 22 - 3:19 PM

Panthers signed RG Trai Turner to a four-year, $45 million extension through 2021.

The deal includes $20.5 million guaranteed, and makes Turner a top-three guard in terms of average annual salary. Interim GM Marty Hurney immediately got to work on what had been one of ex-GM Dave Gettleman's goals. The No. 92 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Turner has turned in back-to-back Pro Bowl campaigns, though Pro Football Focus charted him as having a down 2016. He dealt with both knee and ankle injuries last season. Turner turned 24 in June.
Jul 20 - 2:15 PM

The Panthers and contract-year RG Trai Turner have had preliminary extension talks.

It's going to be tough for GM Dave Gettleman. Guards are starting to get paid out the wazoo, and both Turner and LG Andrew Norwell are heading into the final years of their deals. Turner has been to a pair of Pro Bowls the past two seasons and has yet to turn 24. Norwell was Pro Football Focus' No. 8 guard last season, grading out as Carolina's top lineman. Turner would undoubtedly fetch around $12 million per year as a free agent.
Jun 2 - 9:01 AM

Panthers contract-year RG Trai Turner has signed with Rosenhaus Sports.

Players typically sign with Drew and Jason Rosenhaus' sports agency in anticipation of a big extension. A high-dollar deal is almost certainly in Turner's future after back-to-back Pro Bowl selections. Turner turns 24 in June.
Feb 10 - 1:57 PM

Panthers RG Trai Turner (ankle, knee) has been ruled out for Week 10.

Undrafted rookie Andrew Norwell will start his third straight game.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 01:00:00 PM

Panthers RG Trai Turner has been diagnosed with knee and ankle sprains, and been ruled out for Week 8.

Turner is week to week. He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by undrafted rookie Andrew Norwell.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Panthers RG Trai Turner was forced from Carolina's Week 7 game against the Packers with a knee injury.

The Panthers have also lost LT Byron Bell. Undrafted rookie Andrew Norwell has taken Turner's place at right guard.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 03:35:00 PM

The Charlotte Observer reports rookie Trai Turner "has the edge" for the Panthers' right guard job.

Incumbent starter Chris Scott has struggled with his conditioning throughout minicamp and is a career journeyman. Turner should provide an immediate upgrade in run blocking and has good arm length (34") for pass protection. The Panthers are counting on Turner to be a Week 1 starter.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 08:39:00 PM

The Panthers are counting on rookie RG Trai Turner to be their Week 1 starter.

Turner is competing with veteran Chris Scott for the right guard job. Scott failed to impress in seven starts last year and has struggled with his conditioning. The Panthers offensive line is going to be a weak spot in 2014. Byron Bell and Nate Chandler are currently splitting first-team reps at left tackle.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Panthers signed third-round OG Trai Turner to a four-year contract.

Turner started 20 games at right guard for LSU and is expected to challenge Chris Scott for those duties in Carolina this summer. With Scott already battling his annual conditioning problems, Turner should be getting valuable reps at OTAs. Turner is a powerful run blocker and has long arms.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 04:46:00 PM

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton expects rookie Trai Turner to challenge Chris Scott for the team's starting right guard spot.

Scott started seven games at right guard for the Panthers last season but was thoroughly underwhelming. Scott's conditioning is also in question after he could not finish a practice during OTAs. The right guard spot is ripe for the picking, and Turner should be given every opportunity to open the season as the starter.
Sat, May 31, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Panthers selected LSU G Trai Turner with the No. 92 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Turner (6-foot-2 1/2, 310) started 20 games at right guard for the Tigers, paving holes for Jeremy Hill en route to second-team All-SEC honors in 2013. He turned pro as a redshirt sophomore and will be a 21-year-old rookie. Turner displayed plus athleticism with a 4.93 forty and 27 1/2-inch vertical at the Combine, and his lengthy 34-inch arms will come in handy for pass protection. In the run game, Turner showed flashes of drive-blocking power in college football's top conference. The Panthers are hoping for a healthy Amini Silatolu at left guard, and return Ryan Kalil at center. Turner will have every opportunity to win the starting right guard job in Carolina.
Fri, May 9, 2014 10:58:00 PM

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QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Garrett Gilbert
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Cameron Artis-Payne
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
FB1Alexander Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Kaelin Clay
WR21Russell Shepard
2Brenton Bersin
3Damiere Byrd
WR31Kaelin Clay
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Chris Manhertz
LT1Matt Kalil
2John Theus
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Greg Van Roten
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
K1Graham Gano