ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports free agent G Orlando Franklin visited with the Saints and the two parties are “discussing a deal.”
The market for Franklin appears to be picking up, as he recently worked out for the Jets earlier this week.
Franklin previously visited with the Jaguars but wound up leaving Jacksonville without a contract and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, mentioned that he contacted the Dolphins on his client’s behalf.
Franklin, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Broncos. He finished playing out his four-year rookie contract with Denver and signed a five-year, $36.5 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed with the Chargers back in 2015.
Franklin was set to make a base salary of $6 million for the 2017 season when the Chargers designated him as a post June-1 release.
In 2016, Franklin appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 66 guard out of 72 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.