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 later was waived by the Bengals, signed by the Los Angeles Rams, waived by the Rams and signed to the Bengals practice squad.
Dielman played five seasons at Utah, including 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 sense for the Broncos. Dielman can hold a roster spot for the next two weeks, and then they can keep him on the roster throughout the offseason to see if he can develop into a starting NFL offensive lineman.