Malik Turner

Malik Turner

Wide Receiver #8
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 205 lb.
College:Illinois
Age:24
Born:January 30, 1996
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

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The Seahawks rescinded the exclusive rights tender from Turner on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.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

April 14, 2020 1:57 PM EST

Malik Turner: 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.

March 17, 2020 11:05 AM EST

Malik Turner: 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.

January 13, 2020 12:38 PM EST

Malik Turner: 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.

January 10, 2020 1:54 PM EST

Malik Turner: 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.

January 9, 2020 4:46 PM EST

Malik Turner: 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.

January 8, 2020 4:12 PM EST

Malik Turner: 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.

January 8, 2020 1:42 PM EST

Malik Turner: Won't face Eagles

Turner (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's playoff matchup against the Eagles, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Turner will sit out Sunday's wild-card contest in Philadelphia while working his way through the league's five-step concussion protocol. As long as Turner remains sidelined, count on David Moore to serve as the No. 3 wide receiver for Seattle.

January 3, 2020 1:03 PM EST

Malik Turner: Sidelined for Thursday's practice

Turner (concussion) was listed as a non-participant for Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Turner failed to suit up in Wednesday's practice and is in serious jeopardy of missing Sunday's wild-card game against Philadelphia. The fact that has still have to clear concussion protocol and likely log practice time Friday is a negative sign for his chances Sunday. If the 23-year-old were to miss the game, David Moore would likely work as the Seahawks' No. 3 wide receiver.

January 2, 2020 4:28 PM EST

Malik Turner: Still not practicing

Turner (concussion) didn't participate at Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old missed the regular-season finale due to the concussion and has yet to return since he apparently suffered the injury Week 16. Turner will need to fully clear the concussion protocol to have a chance of suiting up for the wild-card matchup. David Moore figures to work as the No. 3 wide receiver should Turner remain sidelined.

January 1, 2020 4:47 PM EST

Malik Turner: Won't play Sunday night

Turner (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Turner entered the concussion protocol after playing a career-high 51 percent of snaps on offense in last week's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals. David Moore and Jaron Brown are the leading candidates to absorb the vacated snaps, but Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and Jacob Hollister are far safer bets to draw targets.

December 27, 2019 1:36 PM EST

Malik Turner: Dealing with concussion

Turner was listed as a non-participant Wednesday on the Seahawks' estimated practice report with a concussion, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Turner's inclusion on the Seahawks' first injury report of Week 17 was a surprise, given that no reports had surfaced coming out of Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals indicating that the second-year wideout had sustained an injury in the contest. The 23-year-old will now have two days' worth of practice to try and increase his activity and potentially gain clearance of the NFL's five-step concussion protocol ahead of this weekend's matchup with the 49ers.

December 25, 2019 2:11 PM EST

Malik Turner: Back in No. 3 role

Turner caught one of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: With Josh Gordon (suspension) out of the lineup, Turner stepped back into the No. 3 wideout role, logging 29 offensive snaps compared to David Moore's 10 and Jaron Brown's seven. Turner's far less talented than the likes of Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, so his upside is limited in a typically run-heavy scheme.

December 23, 2019 4:26 PM EST

Malik Turner: Catches three passes

Turner hauled in all three targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Turner played 20 of a possible 67 defensive snaps (30 percent), coming in No 4 among receivers and well ahead of Jaron Brown (11) and David Moore (10). While he's earned the trust of Russell Wilson in some key situations this season, Turner's fantasy upside is limited, surpassing 35 yards just once over 14 games.

December 16, 2019 8:18 AM EST

Malik Turner: Muster up 10 yards

Turner caught one of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Turner logged 15 offensive snaps while David Moore played 14, as Josh Gordon looks like he's pulled away with the No. 3 wideout job, recording 37 snaps. There will be limited fantasy upside for Turner as long as this rotation remains intact.

December 9, 2019 10:04 AM EST

Malik Turner: Notches first career TD

Turner caught a 33-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: The Seahawks caught the Eagles off-guard in the first quarter with a flea flicker, and Russell Wilson found Turner in the end zone for his only passing touchdown of the afternoon. This was Turner's first touchdown of his career, and he now has 10 catches for 186 yards on 13 targets this year. His fantasy ceiling is still capped as a rotational option behind Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and Josh Gordon.

November 24, 2019 2:37 PM EST

Malik Turner: No targets again

Turner didn't receive a target in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Although Turner didn't get a look, he logged 17 of 74 possible offensive snaps, tying David Moore for the fourth-most among receivers. The two weren't far behind Jaron Brown, he recorded 23, as the Seahawks are rotating among the three behind Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf.

October 4, 2019 12:33 PM EST

Malik Turner: Registers 54 yards

Turner caught all three of his targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 28-26 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: When Jaron Brown committed his second penalty of the game in the second quarter, Turner came in as the team's No. 3 wide receiver. He caught all of his passes in the second quarter and was silent in the second half. Turner may have a shot to unseat Jaron Brown moving forward, but he'll be battling for a No. 4 spot once David Moore (shoulder) returns, which could be as early as Week 3 versus the Saints.

September 15, 2019 2:40 PM EST

Malik Turner: Dresses for six games

Turner caught two of three passes for 20 yards in six games during the 2018 season.

Analysis: Turner registered just 7.2 offensive snaps per game this season. He's still young as he'll turn 23 years old by the start of next season, so the Seahawks are hoping he'll develop into a more-established asset. Turner will become a restricted free agent in March.

January 9, 2019 7:22 PM EST

Malik Turner: Rises to 53-man roster

The Seahawks promoted Turner to the 53-man roster on Tuesday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Seattle cut Turner ahead of Week 16's game and he landed on the team's practice squad. With safety Delano Hill (hip) going to injured reserve, Turner was brought up for depth at wide receiver with Doug Baldwin fighting a nagging knee injury. Turner has been active in six games this year and commanded just three targets.

January 1, 2019 8:31 PM EST

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