Robert Turbin RB SEA 4 Months

Turbin, who had five touches for 31 yards, played fullback Sunday in a loss to the Rams after Derrick Coleman broke his foot in pre-game drills.

Turbin filled in admirably, but the Seahawks likely will sign a fullback this week. Third-stringer Christine Michael was active for the first time this season, but he did nothing (two carries, five yards) to threaten Turbin's spot as the backup to Marshawn Lynch.

Robert Turbin RB SEA 5 Months3 Comments

Turbin had five carries for 19 yards in Monday's 27-17 loss to the Redskins.

Turbin oddly played the first series ahead of Marshawn Lynch, who went on to dominate both the carries and targets, finishing with 117 scrimmage yards and a touchdown on 22 touches. Turbin has been quiet this season, with just 15 carries for 54 yards and three receptions for 39 yards, despite serving as Lynch's top backup in every game.

Robert Turbin RB SEA 6 Months

Turbin scored his first career touchdown Sunday on a three-yard pass in a loss to the Chargers.

Turbin didn't get much work as the Seahawks ran just 38 plays. He carried twice for seven yards and caught two passes for 35 yards and the touchdown.

Robert Turbin RB SEA 6 Months

Turbin rushed six times for 27 yards Thursday in Seattle's season-opening win against the Packers.

Turbin held off Christine Michael in training camp to back up Marshawn Lynch. Michael, who has a hamstring injury, was inactive Thursday. The Seahawks might want to go easy on Lynch, who had 20 carries, later in the season. If so, that would benefit Turbin. Until then, he's not likely to see more opportunities than what he had Thursday.

Robert Turbin RB SEA 6 Months

Turbin gained 26 yards on six carries and four yards on one reception in Friday's preseason game against the Bears.

While not as naturally gifted as Christine Michael, Turbin has seemingly done more than enough to keep the second spot on the depth chart. In the event of a Marshawn Lynch injury, the Seahawks might opt to have Turbin and Michael split the workload. You could make a case for either player as the preferred handcuff to Lynch, but Turbin's the safer choice.

Robert Turbin RB SEA 7 Months

Turbin ran for 81 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Friday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Turbin handled most of the first-team work and played well, but Christine Michael was also a factor with the starters. While his long run of 47 yards was largely due to good blocking and poor defense, Turbin still helped his odds in the battle to back-up Marshawn Lynch, who sat out Friday's game. Michael also ran well, but he fumbled for the second game in a row.

Robert Turbin RB SEA 7 Months

Starting in place of Marshawn Lynch, Turbin gained five yards on four carries in Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos.

Turbin added three yards on one reception, while Christine Michael had 12 yards on three receptions and 16 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Turbin got the first few carries, but Michael closed out the first-team offense's final drive with a slew of touches, including a one-yard touchdown plunge. Now that Marshawn Lynch is back with the team, Turbin and Michael are competing for whatever touches might be left. If Lynch were to suffer an injury, his two backups would likely split the workload. Michael has gotten most of the hype over the last few months, after Turbin gained just 264 yards on 77 carries (3.4 YPC) last season.

Robert Turbin RB SEA 9 Months

Robert Turbin underwent a knee scope during the offseason, but has fully recovered.

It's notable because Turbin suffered a serious knee injury at Utah State. He's practicing at OTAs without limitations. Through two NFL seasons, Turbin has established himself as a reliable, James Starksian backup. He's third in line for carries behind Marshawn Lynch and Christine Michael.

Robert Turbin RB SEA Nov 14 '79

Robert Turbin managed 25 yards on nine carries in Super Bowl 48.

Third-down back Turbin was held without a touch until he gained three on a third-quarter carry. He busted a long fourth-quarter run down the left sideline, but it was negated by a hold at the line of scrimmage. Most of Turbin's carries came in garbage time of the blowout win. Although the Seahawks value Turbin's pass-blocking ability, he's not as physically gifted as Christine Michael and likely won't be a recommended 2014 handuff for Marshawn Lynch.

Robert Turbin RB SEA Oct 31 '79

Robert Turbin rushed twice for six yards in Seattle's NFC Championship Game victory over the 49ers, adding one catch for nine yards.

Turbin has managed just six touches in Seattle's two playoff games. He'll be called on to throw only two or three changeups at the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.