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    Any interest in Orlando Franklin?

    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.

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    Can he back-up LT? Or be an option there should Ced-O continue to suck?

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    He can play LG. Boling can play RG. Smith can play RT. Fisher can play LT.


    He Can play LG. Boling can play C.

    Our options are better with him.

  4. To play devil's advocate, if he was that good, the Chargers would not have used two of their top three picks to take guys who play his position. Kind of a red flag.

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    Franklin was a high pick by Denver and he started out ok, but they let him go to FA and he sucked for SD after getting big bucks there. He can play G, as others have said but I'd rather go with the young guys they have here, who have been in the program for awhile. As much as I'm not an Eric Winston fan, I'd rather have him than Franklin as a T backup, and inside at G, I actually think TJ Johnson looked solid in the real game experiences he got last year.


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