Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
After being used primarily on the right side of the offensive line for the second-team, Billy Turner got a chance to play on the left side today in practice while Dallas Thomas got snaps on the right for the second-team.
Turner has shown in his first two preseason games that he can be very effective as a run blocker, but the thing that seemingly has held him back was his poor technique and the usage of his hands. After Mike Pouncey's injury, the team signed Daryn Colledge to play on the left and left Turner to battle with Dallas Thomas on the right, but now that that's failed, Turner is going to get looks on the left while Shelley Smith gets a look on the right side of the offensive line.
Turner, who was a left tackle at North Dakota State, has mentioned that he'd be willing to play either guard position since Branden Albert and Ja'Wuan James have the two tackle positions locked up, but he feels more comfortable on the left side of the line. Now, Turner is being put there, and he'll be doing his best to take advantage of the opportunity.