Packers To Sign OL Billy Turner

The Packers’ shopping spree isn’t over yet. On Tuesday morning, the Packers agreed to sign offensive lineman Billy Turner, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (on Twitter). Turner’s deal with Green Bay is for four years and $28MM, with a max value of $29.5MM, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic tweets. The contract calls for him to receive $11MM in the first year.

Turner, 27, has spent the last two years and change with the Broncos. He was discussing a new deal with Denver this week, but the addition of Ja’Wuan James probably squeezed him out of Denver. Turner now turns his attention to the Packers, where he can offer help at both tackle and guard.

The former Dolphins third-round pick has 25 career starts to his credit, including 11 last year. After suffering a rash of injuries up front, the Packers can use all the help they can get in protecting Aaron Rodgers.

Of course, Turner’s signing isn’t the real attention grabber in Green Bay. On Tuesday, the Packers also agreed to sign safety Adrian Amos, linebacker Preston Smith, and pass rusher Za’Darius Smith. Given all of the expenditures, it seems unlikely that the Packers will be serious suitors for Le’Veon Bell.

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3 comments on “Packers To Sign OL Billy Turner

  1. Bryzzo2016

    Wow! That’s a lot for a fringe starter. Not rated very well at all. I wonder if they’re gonna have any money left to get Rodgers some legit weapons.

    • augold5

      Adams and Jones are legit weapons. They also have 2 1st Rd picks and will have new offensive scheme. I agree that seems like a lot for Turner though.

  2. brewcrew08

    After year 1 he’s on a 3/17M deal. Much more manageable especially if they choose to cut he after year 2.

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