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Orlando Franklin Anyone?

Postby Deadcat » May 15th, 2017, 12:11 pm

Chargers release Orlando Franklin

Posted by Mike Florio on May 15, 2017, 10:54 AM EDT

After spending a couple of draft picks on interior offensive linemen, the Chargers have decided to let a much more pricy veteran at the position go.

Per a league source, the Chargers have released guard Orlando Franklin. The move comes 17 days after they acquired guards Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeny in rounds two and three, respectively — and in the immediate aftermath of the Chargers getting a look at both players in rookie minicamp.

Franklin, after four years in Denver, signed a five-year, $36.5 million contract with the Chargers in 2015. He was due to make $6 million this year in L.A.

Of that total, $3.5 million is fully guaranteed. Given the offset obligation, the Chargers will get credit up to that amount based on what he receives elsewhere.

Franklin started all 16 games for the Chargers in 2016. Though he’s hitting the open market more than two months into the new league year, he likely will draw interest from multiple teams.


This could be an opportunity for us to improve at guard. Smith could be moved back to Right Tackle and Fisher could be put on the bench as a back up to multiple positions.
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Re: Orlando Franklin Anyone?

Postby Bengals1 » May 15th, 2017, 12:27 pm

Nah...never happen.

Makes too much sense..... :roll:
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Re: Orlando Franklin Anyone?

Postby Deadcat » May 15th, 2017, 3:33 pm

Not only does he have a cool name, Orlando. But he can play Right Tackle too. He and Mr. Smith would lock down that right side. Fisher could back them both up until he's ready.
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Re: Orlando Franklin Anyone?

Postby Bengals1 » May 15th, 2017, 4:55 pm

Deadcat wrote:Fisher could back them both up until he's ready.


Assuming he ever is.... :roll:
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Re: Orlando Franklin Anyone?

Postby stripesincarolina » May 19th, 2017, 9:05 pm

Reading an ESPN draft recap and their recommendation is for the Bengals to sign Franklin. Rationale is simple. Dalton, when left alone in the pocket has a QBR of 70. When under pressure it drops to a HORRENDOUS 9.9. Ugh!
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