Franklin was released by the Redskins on Friday, Brian McNally of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
Franklin was signed by Washington less than a week ago as they dealt with numerous injuries on their offensive line, but they found themselves with 12 healthy linemen prior to cutting the veteran guard. The 29-year-old will now wait for another opportunity to latch onto an NFL roster.
Franklin spent less than a week with the Saints in training camp, but has surprisingly been a free agent since being released by the Chargers in May. The Redskins have six offensive linemen on their injury report this week, which could press the 29-year-old into a significant role early on with his new team.
Franklin was released by the Chargers on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Franklin inked a five-year, $36.5 million deal with the Chargers back in 2015, but after seeing the team invest draft picks in younger, less expensive options, the 29-year-old has now been cut loose. Considering Franklin has started all 89 of his career appearances, the veteran is destined to land elsewhere ahead of training camp.
ESPN's Eric Williams projects Franklin at the starting left guard to open the season.
Franklin faces stiff competition from the likes of Max Tuerk, Donavon Clark and Dan Feeney, all players who are either in their first or second year of the NFL, so it makes sense the veteran would get the nod for now. However, should Franklin disappoint during training camp, don't be surprised if he gets a quick hook, as the Chargers have suggested a youth movement may be in the works along the offensive line.
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