Redskins Sign OL Orlando Franklin & G Arie Kouandjio, Waive RB Mack Brown

According to Adam Schefter, the Redskins have signed veteran OL Orlando Franklin to their active roster and also claimed G Arie Kouandjio off the Ravens’ practice squad.

The Redskins confirmed that they have signed Franklin and Kouandjio, while also officially placing LB Mason Foster on the injured reserve and waiving RB Mack Brown.

Washington brought in Franklin for a workout earlier this week, so they were clearly impressed enough to sign him.

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. The Saints signed him to a contract back in July but released him a week later.

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 had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

Kouandjio, 25, is a former fourth-round pick by the Redskins in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was entering the second year of a four-year, $2,801,672 rookie contract when Washington decided to waive him as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit.

He signed on with the Ravens’ practice squad once he cleared waivers.

In 2016, Kouandjio appeared in five games for the Redskins.

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