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Orlando Franklin | Guard | #74

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 315
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (46) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Chargers LG Orlando Franklin exited Week 4 against the Saints with a knee injury.
He is officially questionable to return. Franklin came into the game with a back injury, and he appeared to suffer the knee injury early in the game. He played through the issue for most of the day before bowing out in the fourth quarter. As per usual, the Chargers are extremely banged up on the offensive line. Oct 2 - 7:21 PM

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Chargers LG Orlando Franklin (back) and RT Joe Barksdale (foot) are active for Week 4 against the Saints.

San Diego will be without LT King Dunlap (migraines), but he will be the only starter missing from the offensive line. The Chargers also declared TE Antonio Gates, SS Jahleel Addae, DE Joey Bosa, CB Brandon Flowers, C Max Tuerk, and NT Ryan Carrethers inactive for Week 4.
Oct 2 - 3:03 PM

Chargers LG Orlando Franklin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Despite the questionable tag, Franklin got in a full practice Friday and is expected to play. San Diego’s entire offensive line is healthy for Sunday’s game.
Sep 24 - 3:45 PM

Chargers LG Orlando Franklin (neck) is questionable for Week 2.

It's a late addition to the injury report after Franklin practiced all week. Franklin's loss would be a downgrade in the run game. Kenny Wiggins in Franklin's backup.
Sep 17 - 2:17 PM

Chargers LG Orlando Franklin and C Trevor Robinson both suffered concussions in San Diego's Week 16 loss to the Raiders.

What else could go wrong for the Chargers' offensive line? Both players have 10 days to get cleared for next week's finale.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 01:01:00 AM

Chargers LG Orlando Franklin has been diagnosed with a "slight" MCL sprain and is considered day to day.

It's a very positive development after Franklin's injury appeared serious in Sunday's loss to the Raiders, with Franklin needing a cart to exit the field. Franklin is questionable to play in Week 8 against the Ravens.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 04:57:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chargers LG Orlando Franklin is believed to have injured his MCL Week 7 against the Raiders.

Franklin is headed for an MRI Monday to assess the severity of the injury. Franklin was visibly upset as he was carted off the field and slammed his helmet in frustration. The San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reported he could barely walk after the game. Franklin missed three games with an ankle injury earlier this season, and it appears he is headed for another multiple-week absence at the very least.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Chargers LG Orlando Franklin was carted off the field with a left knee injury in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Raiders.

Franklin slammed his helmet in frustration, and he was immediately ruled out for the game. The San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reported Franklin could barely walk after the game. Franklin battled an ankle injury earlier this season. The Chargers' retooled offensive line has been unable to stay healthy this year.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 06:55:00 PM

Chargers LG Orlando Franklin (ankle) is expected to return this week.

Franklin has missed the last three games with a high-ankle sprain, but he said he is "ready to get back out there" this week. The Chargers are still banged up on the offensive line, but Franklin's return should be a boost, especially to the running game.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:02:00 AM

The Chargers have ruled out LG Orlando Franklin (ankle) for Week 4.

They also listed C Chris Watt (groin) and LT King Dunlap (concussion) as doubtful. RG D.J. Fluker was limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable. Sunday's Chargers-Browns game has a 30-50 percent chance of rain, in what could be an ugly affair on both sides. The expected absence of over half of San Diego's O-Line is a concern for Melvin Gordon and Philip Rivers. Daily Slant: This is not good news for those thinking of deploying Melvin Gordon this week. While Cleveland's run defense isn't worth shying away from, the fact that the Chargers' O-Line will be very much in flux is concerning. Gordon is already sharing work with Danny Woodhead, and we still don't know for sure who the goal-line back is in SD, so this is a situation worth avoiding in cash games. Both Gordon and Woodhead are options in tournaments, but each has a low floor.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Chargers LG Orlando Franklin was carted to the locker room with a right ankle injury in San Diego's Week 3 game against the Vikings, and will not return.

It had the looks of a serious injury, though X-rays came back negative, ruling out a fracture. Chris Hairston should keep seeing plenty of snaps, while a returning D.J. Fluker won't be able to take any off after the break.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Free agent G/T Orlando Franklin's deal with the Chargers is for five years and $36.5 million with $20 million guaranteed.

Franklin is expected to play left guard for the Chargers. He's also capable of playing tackle, something that certainly raised his market value. We'll see if free agent guard Mike Iupati can squeeze this much dough out of his suitors.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 07:49:00 AM

The Denver Post reports free agent G/T Orlando Franklin's deal with San Diego will average $7.2 million per year and include $14 million guaranteed.

It sounds like a five-year, $36 million pact. The Franklin deal is one of several agreed to over the weekend that can't be finalized until Tuesday. Franklin is expected to play left guard in San Diego, upgrading on Chad Rinehart.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 11:32:00 PM

The Chargers reportedly have an agreement in place with free agent G Orlando Franklin.

Franklin was a top-13 guard at Pro Football Focus while starting all 16 games on the left side for the Broncos last year. He was our No. 2 guard available -- behind only Mike Iupati -- and can also play tackle. At 6'6/320, Franklin could pair with Chargers RT D.J. Fluker to form an imposing run-blocking nucleus.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 05:34:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles are interested in free agent G/T Orlando Franklin.

Franklin is one of the top blockers available and is expected to have a robust market due to his ability to play either guard spot and right tackle. In Philadelphia, he'd replace Todd Herremans at right guard. Franklin has also been linked to the Chargers. He's right behind Mike Iupati among free-agent guards.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 01:12:00 PM

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QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Dexter McCluster
3Kenneth Farrow
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Kenneth Farrow
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Dexter McCluster
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Travis Benjamin
2Griff Whalen
WR21Dontrelle Inman
2Tyrell Williams
WR31Tyrell Williams
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Sean McGrath
4Asante Cleveland
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Kenny Wiggins
3Chris Watt
C1Matt Slauson
2Max Tuerk
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Spencer Pulley
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Tyreek Burwell
K1Josh Lambo