3 former Packers still on the free-agent scrap heap in 2023

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OL Billy Turner

Billy Turner was surprisingly released by Green Bay last offseason, a move that created cap space. He had been an important starter along the offensive line since 2019, with most of his time spent at right tackle. Turner started 43 games for the Packers in his three seasons with the team.

Turner re-signed with the Denver Broncos in 2022. According to Spotrac, he signed a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. Turner played in eight games this past season, making seven starts. He missed some time due to a knee injury and was placed on injured reserve in November.

A reliable starting tackle for years in Green Bay, Turner can still help a lot of teams, including the Packers.

While he has spent most of his time at tackle in recent years, he also has plenty of experience at guard. That versatility will make him a valuable signing.

The Packers should look to improve their offensive line depth this offseason, so it would make sense to re-sign Turner. However, he wouldn’t be guaranteed a starting job, so he may get a better opportunity elsewhere.

Turner is a talented player and was an important starter for the Packers. He remains a free agent but can help a lot of teams along the offensive line.