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Orlando Franklin | Guard

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 320
College: Miami (FL)
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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. Oct 2 - 3:16 PM

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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.
Sep 27 - 2:23 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.
Mar 9 - 7:49 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
Mar 8 - 11:32 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.
Mar 8 - 5:34 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.
Mar 8 - 1:12 PM

The Chargers are interested in free agent LG Orlando Franklin.

Franklin received positive marks in both run blocking and pass protection by PFF last season, and would be an immediate upgrade to the Chargers' interior line. He's also expected to get free-agent looks as a right tackle, but would remain at guard in San Diego.
Mar 7 - 6:58 PM

Mike Klis of the Denver Post doesn't expect the Broncos to re-sign free agent LG Orlando Franklin.

The salary Franklin will command in free agency should be out of Denver's price range. Klis suggested Mike Iupati as a possible replacement though he might make more than Franklin this offseason. Either way, it sounds like Denver is going to have a hole to fill at left guard.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 22 - 11:59 AM

Broncos LG Orlando Franklin suffered a concussion in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

As did reserve S David Bruton. Franklin had missed only two snaps all season before going down on Sunday. He has two weeks to get healthy for the Divisional Round, and should be ready to return.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Broncos OL Orlando Franklin announced on Twitter that he has been moved from right tackle to left guard.

Franklin spent the last three seasons as Denver's right tackle, showing run-blocking prowess but struggling on an island. Left guard is a better fit for his skill set. We'd project the Broncos' pre-draft offensive line as follows: LT Ryan Clady, LG Franklin, C Manuel Ramirez, RG Louis Vasquez, RT Chris Clark.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Broncos RT Orlando Franklin is a candidate to move to left guard if free agent Zane Beadles walks.

With an eye on re-signing Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Von Miller before 2015, the Broncos aren't expected to pony up the cash for Beadles. If Franklin moves inside, they'll have a formidable power due up the middle with RG Louis Vasquez and C Manuel Ramirez. Chris Clark, who excelled on Peyton Manning's blind side in 2013, would kick to right tackle with LT Ryan Clady back healthy. The Broncos are going to have a good line again in 2014.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 12:39:00 PM

Broncos RT Orlando Franklin suffered knee and ankle sprains in Sunday's win.

We already knew about the knee sprain, but the ankle injury is a new one. It makes Franklin extremely unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game against the Colts. G Louis Vasquez took Franklin's place in the lineup Sunday, with Chris Kuper coming in at guard.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 03:22:00 PM

Broncos RT Orlando Franklin left Sunday's Week 6 game against the Jaguars on crutches following a left knee injury.

Keep in mind the Broncos are already without LT Ryan Clady for the season. So they're now minus both starting offensive tackles entering a Week 7 date with the Colts. On Sunday, Denver replaced Franklin at right tackle with usual guard Louis Vasquez, and Chris Kuper entered the lineup to take Vasquez's place.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:47:00 PM

Broncos RT Orlando Franklin (toe surgery) expects to be "good to go" for OTAs.

Franklin also revealed he's recovering from a shoulder injury. He puts his toe at 100 percent, and shoulder at "85 percent." Franklin is planning to play at 315 pounds in 2013 after never previously dipping below 320. Only 25 years old, Franklin graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 right tackle last season.
Wed, May 8, 2013 02:48:00 PM

Broncos RT Orlando Franklin is recovering from toe surgery, but is expected to be ready for training camp.

It means four of the Broncos' five starting linemen are recovering from operations. Franklin hasn't missed a game since joining the starting lineup in 2011. Franklin had been bandied about as a candidate to kick inside to right guard if Chris Kuper (leg surgery) wasn't healthy by camp, but that idea likely died when the Broncos didn't draft a tackle. Franklin is coming off a strong 2012.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

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QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Danny Woodhead
3Branden Oliver
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Stevie Johnson
3Dontrelle Inman
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Jacoby Jones
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Ladarius Green
2John Phillips
3Antonio Gates
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Johnnie Troutman
C1Trevor Robinson
RG1D.J. Fluker
RT1Joseph Barksdale
2Kenny Wiggins
K1Josh Lambo