Veteran OL Orlando Franklin Retires From NFL


Veteran OL Orlando Franklin announced on Instagram that he is retiring from the NFL after seven seasons in the league.

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Franklin, 30, 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 but released him a week later.

Franklin had a brief stint with the Redskins last year and returned to Washington this past January on a futures deal, but was released from the team last week.

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. He appeared in one game last season for the Redskins.


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