Five things to know about Billy Turner

Billy Turner
Billy Turner

GREEN BAY – The Packers have made the free-agent signing of former Broncos offensive lineman Billy Turner official.

Here are five things to know about him.

1. He could start right away for the Packers.

Green Bay has an open starting job at right guard heading into 2019, and it’s likely Turner will fill it. He started the final seven games of 2018 for Denver at left guard and 12 games for Miami at right guard in 2015.

2. The Packers are his fourth NFL team.

Originally a third-round pick (No. 67 overall) by Miami in 2014, Turner also spent time with the Ravens in 2016 before moving on to the Broncos, where he played in one game in 2017 before being lost for the season to a hand injury.

3. He has started games in the NFL at four different positions.

In addition to the aforementioned starts at the two guard spots, Turner also started one game at left tackle in 2016 and four games at right tackle in 2018. He has 25 career starts over five years.

Snapshots of newly-signed Green Bay Packers T/G Billy Turner

4. He comes from a championship college program.

Turner was a member of three FCS national championship teams at North Dakota State, where he started 56 games, the first 12 at right tackle and then the final 44 at left tackle. He was named an FCS All-American.

5. He has football in his bloodlines, including ties to Green Bay.

His father, Maurice Turner, played three games for the Packers in 1985 after originally entering the league as a draft choice of the Vikings. His brother, Bryan Kehl, played six seasons (2008-13) with four different NFL teams.

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