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Orlando Franklin | Guard | #74

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 315
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (46) / DEN

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Saints released OG Orlando Franklin.
Franklin made it five days as a Saint. He had been practicing as the second-team left guard. The short stint bodes poorly for his NFL future after he struggled to even land workouts following his release from the Chargers. Aug 1 - 5:57 PM

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Saints signed OG Orlando Franklin to a one-year contract.

Franklin's addition gives the Saints options as they mix and match in LT Terron Armstead's (shoulder) absence. Franklin was a 16-game starter for the Chargers last season after missing six games in 2015. His presence gives the Saints the option of kicking LG Andrus Peat outside to tackle while Armstead is sidelined. Right now, first-rounder Ryan Ramczyk is penciled in.
Jul 27 - 3:26 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent OG Orlando Franklin is "discussing a deal" with the Saints.

He met with them on Wednesday after visiting the Jets on Tuesday. With LT Terron Armstead (shoulder) out until at least October, adding Franklin could allow LG Andrus Peat to kick out to tackle if first-rounder Ryan Ramczyk is not up to the job.
Jul 27 - 8:47 AM

Free agent OG Orlando Franklin is visiting the Jets on Tuesday.

The ex-Charger visited the Jaguars in May. He had been trying to catch the Dolphins' attention, but they've passed on a visit. Franklin would be depth behind Brian Winters and James Carpenter in New York. His addition would possibly signal concern about Winters' (shoulder) health.
Jul 25 - 1:54 PM

Agent Drew Rosenhaus said the Dolphins are not interested in free agent OG Orlando Franklin.

Rosenhaus said the Dolphins told him they are happy with their guard situation, which currently consists of Anthony Steen, Jermon Bushrod, Ted Larsen, Kraig Urbik and fifth-round rookie Isaac Asiata. It is more likely they are just not interested in Franklin. The veteran worked out for the Jaguars last Monday.
May 30 - 10:31 AM

Free agent OG Orlando Franklin is visiting the Jaguars on Monday.

Franklin was released by the Chargers last week after struggling through injuries both seasons in San Diego. He is a good player when healthy, however, and likely will not have to wait long to find a new job. The Jaguars have a hole at left guard, although the loser of the battle at left tackle between Branden Albert and Cam Robinson could be kicked inside.
May 22 - 9:42 AM

Chargers released LG Orlando Franklin.

The writing was on the wall after the Chargers selected both Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney on the second day of the draft. Signed to a five-year, $36.5 million contract in 2015, Franklin struggled through injuries and poor play both of his seasons in San Diego. Only 29, Franklin should find another job before camp.
May 15 - 10:39 AM

Chargers LG Orlando Franklin suffered a concussion in Week 9.

His status for Week 10 is uncertain. Franklin also suffered a concussion last December. As the Chargers have a bye in Week 11, it might make the most sense for the Chargers to hold their left guard out through the off week.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 08:11:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:21:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 03:03:00 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.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 03:45:00 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 02:17:00 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

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