Signed by Cowboys Cowboys claim WR Malik Turner

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Like Ventell Bryant last year...

Wonder if we'll take six receivers to games? Turner, Wilson and Brown are all special-teams contributors, but we also have to get down to game-day numbers.
 

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Wonder if we'll take six receivers to games? Turner, Wilson and Brown are all special-teams contributors, but we also have to get down to game-day numbers.
I would guess yes. They've done it in the past (2018 when they had 7 WRs on the 53, there were games where they had 6 active). Lance Lenoir was #6 and never played a snap on offense.
 

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Malik Turner didn’t need to wait long to find another home in the National Football League.

The former Illinois wide receiver was claimed Sunday by the Dallas Cowboys less than 24 hours after being waived by the Green Bay Packers before the 3 p.m. Saturday deadline to get under the 53-player roster limit.

Turner, 24, was an undrafted free agent in 2018 but managed to make the Seattle Seahawks roster after being signed shortly after the draft completed. In two seasons in Seattle, Turner had 17 receptions for 265 yards and a touchdown in just 284 offensive snaps. Turner could prove to be a valuable weapon on special teams for Dallas as they hired John Fassell from the Los Angeles Rams after he produced 15 NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in his eight seasons with that franchise. Turner logged 170 snaps on special teams for the Seahawks last season.

Turner, a 6-foot-2 and 202-pound receiver from Springfield, Ill., finished his four-year career at Illinois with the ninth-most receiving yards in school history (1,804) and ninth-most receptions in Illini history (143). Turner had at least one catch in 30 straight games to end his career. In the 2016 season, Turner was named to the All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention honors by the league’s media contingent after he led the Illini in receptions (48), receiving yards (712) and receiving touchdowns (six).

So he obviously was a high priority target at cut down, at a position that most here would consider a team strength already.

He didnt make the practice squad, he was a target, and made the 53.
 
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