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Colts Find Possible Backup To Frank Gore In Running Back Robert Turbin

Intro: On Tuesday evening, the Colts agreed to terms with veteran running back Robert Turbin, who was a key part to Seattle’s back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl.


INDIANAPOLIS – Have the Colts found their backups at quarterback and running back for the 2016 season?

Scott Tolzien came at quarterback last week and now Robert Turbin could be joining him in the Colts' backfield this fall.

On Tuesday evening, the Colts agreed to terms with Turbin, a running back who has played four NFL seasons (58 career games, 281 carries and 1,127 rushing yards).

Turbin (5-10 and 222 pounds) served as Marshawn Lynch's backup in Seattle from 2012-14.

With the Seahawks, Turbin did not miss a game in his three seasons and had a total of 11 carries in Seattle's back-to-back Super Bowl appearances.

An ankle injury in the 2015 preseason forced Turbin into an injury settlement with the Seahawks.

In 2015, Turbin played in a total of 10 games with Cleveland and Dallas (50 carries in 2015).

Heading into the 2016 offseason, the Colts certainly didn't have a locked in stone backup to Frank Gore.

With Ahmad Bradshaw and Boom Herron hitting free agency, and last year's sixth-round pick Josh Robinson no longer on the roster, there was an opening behind the durable No. 23.

A 2012 fourth-round pick, Turbin is a veteran presence to young returning backs Tyler Varga and Trey Williams (three combined NFL carries).

If the Colts are looking for an option on third-down, Turbin does have 50 career receptions.

With free agency now a week old, the Colts have secured two key backups at the quarterback and running back spots.

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