Malik Turner

San Francisco 49ers
Wide Receiver #8
San Francisco 49ers
Wide Receiver #8

Malik Turner News

Elevated to active roster

Turner has been elevated to the 49ers active roster ahead of Monday's Week 4 contest against the Rams.

Analysis: The move will mark Turner's second elevation, which means he'll only be eligible for one more standard game-day elevation before the 49ers would need to officially sign him to the active roster. The undrafted wideout out of Illinois played primarily on special teams during his Week 1 elevation and figures to garner a similar role against Los Angeles.

Oct 3, 2022 2:23 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Turner reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Turner did not record any traditional counting statistics while primarily playing on special teams (18 of his 19 total snaps) during San Francisco's season opener Sunday. The 26-year-old wideout caught 12 of his 16 targets for 149 yards and three scores over 14 contests with Dallas last year. Turner is now eligible for two more practice squad elevations with the 49ers moving forward this season.

Sep 12, 2022 4:38 PM EST

PIcked up for Week 1

Turner has been elevated to the 49ers' active roster ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup with the Bears, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Turner was unable to earn a spot on the team's 53-man roster during final cuts and subsequently signed to the practice squad. However, he has since earned a spot on the Week 1 roster as the team's No. 6 wide receiver. Still, he is most likely to contribute on special teams rather than offense.

Sep 10, 2022 1:50 PM EST

Heads to practice squad

The 49ers signed Turner to the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Turner ultimately returned to San Francisco via the practice squad following his release by the team Tuesday. The 26-year-old wideout, who caught 12 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns with the Cowboys last year, will now look to work his way back onto an active roster at some point this regular season.

Sep 1, 2022 6:24 PM EST

Released by 49ers

Turner was released by the 49ers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Turner signed with the 49ers in April, but didn't do enough this summer and preseason to secure a final roster spot. The wide receiver played in 14 games with the Cowboys last season, producing 149 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 12 catches. Turner will likely sign with a new team ahead of the 2022 campaign instead of returning to the 49ers' practice squad.

Aug 30, 2022 11:56 AM EST

Gets chance with Niners

Turner signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Monday.

Analysis: Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk head into 2022 as the 49ers' clear top two receivers, but Turner should get the chance to compete for the No. 3 role with Jauan Jennings and a host of other wideouts. Turner suited up in 14 games for Dallas in 2021, tallying 12 receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns on 16 targets.

Apr 11, 2022 1:04 PM EST

Scores three TDs in 2021

Turner caught 12 of 16 targets for 149 yards and three touchdowns over 14 games this season.

Analysis: Despite his limited usage on offense, Turner demonstrated a nose for the end zone, catching two TDs in Week 9 against a stingy Broncos secondary and grabbing his third in Week 16 against Washington. A free agent in the offseason, the former Seahawk could return to Dallas in a depth role again or look for greater opportunities to complete for a starting job elsewhere.

Jan 19, 2022 12:42 PM EST

Will play against New Orleans

Turner (undisclosed) is set to be available against the Saints on Thursday.

Analysis: Turner was on the Cowboys' injury report all week leading up to Thursday's game, but the receiver will be active for the prime time game. Expect Turner's presence to have a minimal impact on the Cowboys offense as the team's top receivers, Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, are set to return to the field.

Dec 2, 2021 4:09 PM EST

One catch in Sunday's loss

Turner caught one of two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: With Amari Cooper sidelined due to COVID-19 and then CeeDee Lamb leaving Sunday's game early with a concussion, the Cowboys' depth options at wide receiver were forced to see more action than usual. Even if both Lamb and Cooper are out for Thursday's game against the Raiders, Turner will still be behind Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson in the pecking order and would have to battle Noah Brown for the No. 3 role, giving him limited fantasy appeal.

Nov 22, 2021 10:19 AM EST

Scores twice in garbage time

Turner caught five of seven targets for 33 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: The catches were the first of the season for Turner, who did all his damage inside the final five minutes of the game with the Cowboys down 30-0. The garbage-time usage was impressive, but the 25-year-old will probably need multiple injuries ahead of his on the receiver depth chart to have any kind of role in the offense in Week 10 against the Falcons.

Nov 8, 2021 10:11 AM EST

Activated from injured reserve

The Cowboys activated Turner (foot) from injured reserve Saturday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Turner will suit up for the first time this season Sunday. The 25-year-old wideout appeared in six games for Dallas last year and didn't record a target, as he played mostly special teams. He will likely garner a similar role in Week 4.

Oct 2, 2021 2:11 PM EST

Receives return designation

Turner (foot) was designated to return from injured reserve Thursday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Turner landed on injured reserve prior to Week 1 and can rejoin the active roster after missing the first three games of the season. The move opens a 21-day practice window for the 25-year-old, and he can be activated at any point during that timeframe.

Sep 30, 2021 1:40 PM EST

Moved to IR

The Cowboys placed Turner (foot) on injured reserve Thursday, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Turner is nursing a foot injury sustained mid-August. The depth wideout is eligible to come off IR as soon as the Cowboys' matchup against Carolina in Week 4.

Sep 3, 2021 4:42 AM EST

Sustains foot injury

Turner is questionable to return to Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals due to an apparent left foot injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News

Analysis: Turner sustained the injury when a defensive back landed on his foot in the end zone during the third quarter, and he walked to the locker room under his own power shortly after leaving the field. The 25-year-old brought in three of his seven targets for 30 yards prior to his exit. The severity of Turner's injury isn't yet known.

Aug 13, 2021 9:47 PM EST

Signs with Dallas

Turner signed a deal with the Cowboys on Friday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Turner, who wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent, will return with the Cowboys for his second season. Through his six games of the 2020 season, the receiver played a mere two snaps on offense and 91 snaps on special teams. With the receiving corps crowded, the 25-year-old will likely play a similar depth role for the team once again.

Mar 19, 2021 1:20 PM EST

Finds new team

Turner was claimed off waivers by the Cowboys on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Turner was a roster casualty by the Packers on Saturday, and he spent last season with the Seahawks, hauling in 15 catches for 245 yards and a touchdown. The Illinois product will likely assume a similar depth role that he had last year with plenty of proven options ahead of him.

Sep 6, 2020 10:01 AM EST

Waived by Packers

Turner was waived by the Packers on Saturday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: The release of Jake Kumerow, Darrius Shepherd, Reggie Begelton and Malik Turner sure seems to signal something else might be on the horizon for the Packers in terms of its receiving corps as Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown are essentially the only form of depth at the position behind starters Davante Adams and Allen Lazard.

Sep 5, 2020 9:06 AM EST

Links up with Packers

The Packers and Turner agreed to terms of a contract Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: After going undrafted in 2018, Turner joined forces with the Seahawks but spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad. Last year, he had a regular role in the team's wide receiver rotation, eventually posting a 15-245-1 line on 22 targets across 15 appearances. Notably, six of those catches went for more than 20 yards. With the Packers, expect Turner to compete for one of the final WR spots on the regular-season roster.

Aug 11, 2020 4:15 PM EST

Has tender removed

The Seahawks rescinded the exclusive rights tender from Turner on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: 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.

Apr 14, 2020 1:57 PM EST

Gets tendered by 'Hawks

The Seahawks tendered exclusive rights free agent Turner on Monday, Andy Patton of USA Today reports.

Analysis: 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.

Mar 17, 2020 11:05 AM EST

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