According to NFL agent Michael Hoffman, the Denver Broncos have claimed guard Billy Turner off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens. Turner was waived by the Miami Dolphins just last week.
#NFL biz can be tough but #Broncos are getting a good one in @Big_Mountain77— Michael Hoffman (@MRHoffy) October 17, 2016
To make room for Turner on the roster the Broncos waived guard/tackle Darrion Weems.
The Broncos offensive line has been a disappointment this season, so Turner provides them some proven depth going forward.
Turner is a 6'5" 310-pound guard who is in the middle of his third NFL season. He was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, and he played his college ball at North Dakota State. Turner has started 14 games in his career(including two this season), all with the Miami Dolphins.
Now Turner has now been waived by two teams in a week, so there are some issues to his game.
Arguably the worst guard in the league, Billy Turner somehow earned a -9.3 rating from @PFF as the Dolphins' fill-in left tackle on Sunday.— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) October 11, 2016
Turner was the Michael Schofield/Ty Sambrailo of the Miami Dolphins last year and this season and was even the lowest graded player by Pro Football Focus back in week five.
A backup guard being asked to start at left tackle is unlikely to go well, and it went very not well for Turner and the Miami Dolphins in their loss to Tennessee. It’s tough to be too hard on Turner, who was simply out of his depth, but he surrendered three sacks, two hits and four hurries for a total of nine pressures in only 27 pass-blocking snaps. Throw in a penalty and some ugly run blocking and you have one of the worst days of the weekend.
Turner is a depth signing, but his struggles with the Dolphins make this a curious move by the Broncos. Silver lining here is that he is still young(25 years old) and was a former third-round pick. So maybe the Broncos coaching staff can get something out of him going forward.