Malik Turner

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

Malik Turner News

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

No catches in playoff loss

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.

Analysis: 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.

Jan 13, 2020 12:38 PM EST

Clear for Sunday

Turner (concussion) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's divisional-round game at Green Bay, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Now that Turner got through the concussion protocol, he's set to serve as the Seahawks' No. 3 wide receiver behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. While his contributions were sporadic throughout the regular season, Turner averaged a whopping 11.1 YPT and 16.3 YPC on 22 targets scattered across 15 games.

Jan 10, 2020 1:54 PM EST

Bumps to full participant

Turner (concussion) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: 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.

Jan 9, 2020 4:46 PM EST

Works in limited fashion

Turner (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Pete Carroll didn't provide much detail about Turner's progress, but he's on the right track by getting on the field for the 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.

Jan 8, 2020 4:12 PM EST

Practicing Wednesday

Turner (concussion) will participate in Wednesday's practice, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Coach Pete Carroll said Turner's status is "touch and go," so it'll likely take until Friday before we have an idea of his chances to play in Sunday's divisional-round matchup versus the Packers. The 23-year-old has missed the last two games. Turner figures to work as the Seahawks' third or fourth wide receiver if he can play.

Jan 8, 2020 1:42 PM EST

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