As the Broncos continue to search for additional help on their offensive line, they re-signed veteran Billy Turner to a one-year deal, an NFL source confirmed.
Turner, a four-year lineman, first joined the Broncos as a waiver claim in 2016 and served as a backup at guard and tackle last year. But his 2017 season was cut short after he suffered a broken hand while filling in for right tackle Menelik Watson in the Broncos’ Week 6 loss to the New York Giants. Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul pushed off Turner to get to quarterback Trevor Siemian for the sack, and Turner came out of the play holding his hand in pain.
Though Turner played the remainder of the game, he underwent surgery the following evening and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Turner, for now, is expected to vie for a spot at either guard or tackle, but the Broncos’ front five remains an unknown as they continue to shop in free agency and mull their options in the draft.