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    Turley is released after failing physical - PD

    Turley is released after failing physical
    By Bill Coats
    Of the Post-Dispatch
    Monday, Jun. 06 2005

    Kyle Turley won't be playing offensive tackle, tight end, defensive tackle or
    anything else for the Rams in 2005. Turley has failed a physical exam
    administered in Arizona, where he had been rehabbing the back injury that cost
    him the entire 2004 season, and has been released.

    Officially, Turley was designated as "waived - failed physical," which means
    the Rams owe him $250,000 but that the effect on the salary cap is the same as
    if he simply had been released. The "hit" is $1.82 million this year and $5.47
    million in 2006.

    Turley signed a six-year, $26.5 million deal with the Rams after he was
    acquired in a trade with New Orleans in March of 2003.

    Turley, 28, underwent surgery on a herniated disc in March of 2004 after
    starting all 16 games at right tackle the previous season, his first with the
    Rams. Turley reinjured his back early in training camp last July and was placed
    on the injured reserve list Aug. 28.

    Additional surgery was not performed, and Turley said in a recent interview
    with the Post-Dispatch that he had been training daily since early January at
    the Athletes Performance Institute in Tempe, Ariz. After dropping some 65
    pounds from his playing weight, down to 235, the 6-foot-5 Turley reported that
    he'd added about 30 pounds and hoped to play in the NFL this year.

    Still, Turley acknowledged that he probably couldn't add enough bulk to man an
    offensive line position this year, so he hinted that he'd be interested in a
    different position - perhaps tight end or defensive end.

    "As far as the team goes, I don't know what their thoughts are," he said.
    "Obviously, they signed a contract with me to play offensive line, and they
    don't know what I would do at another position. So, that's probably a big
    question in their mind. ...

    "(But) it might take another year possibly to continue putting the weight on,
    making it good weight, and not just going out and eating a bunch of Krispy
    Kreme doughnuts and burritos at 2 in the morning, to get back up to 300
    pounds."

    It probably never would've gotten that far with the Rams, particularly after
    Turley's well-publicized offseason clash with coach Mike Martz. Their rift
    began when Martz became irritated that Turley wasn't returning his phone calls
    after leaving training camp in Macomb, Ill., to seek evaluations of his back
    injury.

    A conversation between the two in mid-December in Martz's Rams Park office
    escalated into a shouting match and ultimately led Martz to file a complaint
    with NFL security, alleging that Turley threatened him. Turley continued his
    criticism of March into the new year, assailing him bitterly in national
    interviews.

    Yet he insisted only a week ago that he still was amenable to playing for Martz
    and the Rams.

    "As far as Mike Martz and that whole story is concerned, my goal is to play
    football this year and worry about winning games. Outside of that, I don't have
    too many more things to say," Turley said. "Looking back on the whole thing, I
    can understand a little bit of frustration on his part, and I'm sure he can
    understand a little bit of frustration on my part.

    "Whether or not I'm going to be on that team next year is not so much in my
    hands but in theirs, and there's nothing I can really do about it. So, you move
    on if it comes to that."

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    Re: Turley is released after failing physical - PD

    Turleys gone:Who said there wasnt a cure for cancer.The side effects will linger for a couple of years but I think we can close the book on this guy.
    My heart beats crazy and my blood runs wild

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    Re: Turley is released after failing physical - PD

    Bloody Great

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    Re: Turley is released after failing physical - PD

    OUCH!! That is going to leave a mark!



    Quote Originally Posted by NickSeiler
    [B] The "hit" is $1.82 million this year and $5.47
    million in 2006.

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    Re: Turley is released after failing physical - PD

    Yes Kyle move on would you, your wasting perfectly good oxygen on this planet.

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