The Denver Broncos have an open roster spot with quarterback Trevor Siemian on injured reserve, and they decided to invest in their offensive line.
On Saturday the Broncos signed offensive lineman J.J. Dielman, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Dielman in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was later waived by the Bengals, signed by the Los Angeles Rams, then waived by the Rams before he was signed to the Bengals practice squad.
Dielman played five seasons at Utah, one redshirt season in 2012, and started at right tackle in 2014 and 2015. He moved to center as a redshirt senior in 2016, the year that Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles transferred from junior college to Utah.
This move makes a good deal of sense for the Broncos. Dielman can simply hold a roster spot for the next two weeks, and then they can keep him on the roster throughout the entire offseason to see if he can develop into a starting NFL offensive lineman.
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