— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 28, 2017
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.