Malik Turner

Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #8
Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #8

Malik Turner News

Joins Texans' practice squad

Houston signed Turner to its practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Just a few days after being cut from the Raiders' practice squad, Turner has already found another opportunity to make an impression with the Texans. With Nico Collins (foot) recently having landed on the injured reserve list and Brandin Cooks (calf) and Chris Moore (foot) both questionable for Week 16, Turner could see himself elevated to the active roster sooner rather than later.

Dec 23, 2022 12:22 PM EST

Let go by Las Vegas

The Raiders cut Turner from their practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Turner, who's thus far spent the majority of the 2022-23 campaign on either the 49ers' or Raiders' practice squad, has since cut ties with Las Vegas and is now slated to search elsewhere for further opportunities to contribute as a pass catcher.

Dec 20, 2022 4:53 PM EST

Heading to Las Vegas

The Raiders signed Turner to their practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Turner was just let go from San Fransisco's practice squad Tuesday, after he already received a maximum of three elevations to the 49ers' active roster in 2022. He'll now serve as an emergency depth option for the Raiders in case any of their WRs are forced to miss time. In those three contests Turner suited up for this season, he's operated primarily as a special teams contributor.

Nov 3, 2022 3:27 PM EST

Cut loose from practice squad

The 49ers cut Turner from their practice squad Tuesday, per the team's official site.

Analysis: While Turner has already been elevated to San Fransisco's active roster three times so far this season, he'll now need to sign with the 49ers' 53-man roster in order to be eligible to play for the team again in 2022. In those three contests he suited up for, the 26-year-old primarily served as a special teams contributor.

Nov 1, 2022 4:14 PM EST

Returning to practice squad

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

Analysis: Turner didn't see any work on offense, but he did record an assisted tackle on kick coverage. This was Turner's third callup from the practice squad, so he will need to be signed to the active roster if he's going to appear for the 49ers again this season.

Oct 10, 2022 6:35 PM EST

Elevated to active roster again

San Francisco activated Turner to its active roster Saturday for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Nick Wagoner of reports.

Analysis: The move will mark Turner's third elevation and his second in as many weeks. The undrafted rookie out of Illinois has served primarily on special teams over his first two appearances and figures to garner a similar role in Week 5.

Oct 8, 2022 5:14 PM EST

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

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