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Colts Add Running Back Robert Turbin

Reserve has played for Dallas, Cleveland and Seattle in four seasons.

The Indianapolis Colts’ quiet free agency added one player Tuesday in reserve running back Robert Turbin.

He’s expected to back up Frank Gore but also has been used as a kickoff returner. Turbin has played in 58 games for the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks. He spent parts of last season with the Cowboys and Browns. He has 281 carries for 1,127 yards (4.0 average) with one touchdown and has caught 50 passes for 450 yards and two touchdowns. In 2013, he returned eight kickoffs for 177 yards (22.1 yards per return).

Turbin, 26, won a Super Bowl ring while with Seattle in 2014. He’s been in eight playoff games with 37 carries for 128 yards as well as five receptions for 50 yards.

Last season, Turbin played in three games for the Browns and ran 18 times for 60 yards with two catches for eight yards. Waived on Nov. 10, he signed with the Cowboys eight days later. He played in seven games with Dallas and had 32 carries for 139 yards and one touchdown with five receptions for 15 yards.

He played in all 16 games for the Seahawks in 2014 with 74 carries for 310 yards as well as 16 receptions for 186 yards for two touchdowns. He played in three playoff games including the Super Bowl and had 11 carries for 48 yards with one reception.

In 2013, he played in all 16 games for Seattle and had 77 carries for 264 yards with eight receptions for 60 yards. He also returned eight kickoffs for 177 yards (22.1 yards per return). He played in three playoff games, including the Super Bowl, and had 14 carries for 40 yards with one nine-yard reception.

A fourth-round pick out of Utah State, Turbin played in all 16 games as rookie for Seattle and had 80 carries for 354 yards with 19 receptions for 181 yards. He appeared in two playoff games with 12 carries for 40 yards and three catches for 43 yards.

The Colts’ other free-agency signing was backup quarterback Scott Tolzien, formerly of Green Bay.

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