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Offensive Tackle Billy Turner breaks off extension talks with Broncos; will head to free agency

The price wasn’t right for Billy Turner and the Denver Broncos were not going to budge. The offensive tackle is now headed to free agency.

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The Denver Broncos have been trying to get offensive tackle Billy Turner locked in with an extension, but per Ian Rapoport those talks have broken down and Turner will now be a free agent next week.

Turner, 27, was a third-round selection by the Miami Dolphins in 2014 and had been with the Broncos since 2016. Turner was pressed into service early on last season as injuries began to mount on the offensive line. He player every snap in 11 games last year.

While Turner performed well under that situation, the Broncos clearly didn’t want to commit too much financially. The team will now need to fill the hole anyway in free agency next week. This will make re-signing Jared Veldheer more of a priority, as well.


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