Colts sign running back Robert Turbin


Running back Robert Turbin #22 of the Seattle Seahawks during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 15, 2016) – The Indianapolis Colts’ first venture into the NFL’s free-agent market acquired help for Frank Gore.

The team signed veteran running back Robert Turbin Tuesday. Details of his contract were not immediately available.

The 5-10, 222-pound Turbin has appeared in 58 regular-season games with Dallas, Cleveland and Seattle, rushing 281 times for 1,127 rushing yards and one touchdown while catching 50 passes for another 450 yards and two TDs.

Turbin split the 2015 season with the Cowboys and Browns.

He initially was a fourth-round pick of Seattle in 2012, appearing in 48 regular-season games and eight playoff games. Turbin appeared in two Super Bowls with the Seahawks and contributed 25 yards on nine rushing attempts in their 43-8 win over Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII after the 2013 season. He rushed for 48 yards in the team’s Super Bowl XLIX loss to New England.

Turbin’s addition represents a solid backup. Gore led the Colts in rushing last year with 967 yards, but next in line was quarterback Andrew Luck’s 196 yards. The second-most productive running back was Ahmad Bradshaw with 85 yards on 31 attempts in six games.

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