Player Updates

May 7, 2018 04:44 PM
Orlando Franklin: Announces retirement from NFL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franklin announced Monday that he is retiring from football.

Franklin's post states that his retirement comes in large part to the offensive lineman wanting to spend more time with his family. Franklin played seven years in the NFL and was most recently released by the Redskins.

May 3, 2018 06:36 PM
Orlando Franklin: Cut by Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franklin was released by the Redskins on Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Franklin had a brief stint with the Redskins in 2017, appearing in one game, and was signed by the team after the season. The veteran lineman will be looking to catch on with another team in 2018, likely as a backup option.

November 4, 2017 12:20 PM
Orlando Franklin: Parts with Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 28, 2017 09:04 PM
Redskins' Orlando Franklin: Joins Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franklin signed a contract with the Redskins on Saturday, Brian McNally of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

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.

August 1, 2017 06:44 PM
Orlando Franklin: Let go by Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franklin, who'd signed with the Saints on Thursday, was released Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Franklin was expected to give the Saints some flexibility along the offensive line with Terron Armstead (shoulder) and Max Unger (foot) tending to injuries. The 29-year-old veteran will now need to find a new home before the regular season.

July 29, 2017 03:56 PM
49ers' NaVorro Bowman: Back at full speed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bowman (Achilles) indicated Friday that he has returned to full speed, Joe Fann of the Niners' official site reports.

Bowman played just four games last season before going down with an Achilles injury. His recovery has been remarkably fast, as he was able to participate in offseason workouts already in April. All accounts indicate he has returned to full health, and he figures to be in line for a big year anchoring the 49ers' defense at middle linebacker.

May 15, 2017 02:44 PM
Orlando Franklin: Released by Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 15, 2017 02:36 PM
Chargers' Orlando Franklin: Suggested starter at LG
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

ESPN.com's Eric Williams projects Franklin as 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 in 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.

May 1, 2017 03:52 PM
Chargers' Orlando Franklin: Will have competition for starting spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franklin will have competition for his starting job, Jack Wang of the Orange County Register reports.

Franklin hasn't quite lived up to the billing since joining the Chargers in 2015, as a handful of nagging injuries have kept the 29-year-old from seeing the field for portions of the last two seasons. Given the Chargers drafted two guards, Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney, in the 2017 NFL Draft, and the return of 2016 draftee Max Tuerk, who spent his entire rookie year recovering from an ACL injury, it appears the writing may be on the wall for Franklin, whose release could free up much-needed money for Los Angeles.

October 10, 2015 02:55 PM
Chargers' Orlando Franklin ruled out for Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orlando Franklin (ankle) has been ruled out for the Chargers' game against the Steelers on Monday.

With D.J. Fluker (ankle) also questionable for Monday's game, it's unclear who will get the start at either guard position against the Steelers, further clouting Melvin Gordon's fantasy value this week.

June 1, 2015 02:02 PM
Chargers' Franklin: Rivers more 'approachable' than Manning
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Chargers offensive lineman Orlando Franklin, in an appearance on NBC Sports Network's Pro Football Talk Live, said Philip Rivers is a more "approachable" quarterback than Peyton Manning

Franklin spent the past four years with the Broncos and has played with Manning the past three seasons. He joined the Chargers this offseason as a free agent. 

“[O]ne thing I noticed immediately when I got here is that Philip Rivers is definitely more approachable than Peyton,” Franklin said. “I don’t know if it was because I was a lot younger being that I met Peyton in my second season and now meeting Phillip going into my fifth season but definitely I will say Phillip is more approachable than Peyton.”

June 1, 2015 03:41 PM
Chargers announce five-year deal with Orlando Franklin
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Chargers announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to a five-year deal with guard Orlando Franklin.

It was reported Monday that Franklin would receive $20 million in guaranteed money as part of the five-year deal, which is set to pay him close to $36.5 million over the life of the deal.

Franklin is set to start inside for the Chargers but could shift outside to right tackle in the event of an injury to D.J. Fluker.

June 1, 2015 03:43 PM
Report: Chargers, Orlando Franklin have five-year deal in place
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Chargers have a five-year deal in place with impending free-agent offensive lineman Orlando Franklin that will pay him $20 million in guaranteed money, ESPN.com reports.

Franklin will reportedly receive close to $36.5 million over the course of the five-year deal.

Franklin served as the Broncos' left guard last season but also has three years of experience at right tackle. He could be ticketed for a role inside wth the Chargers, as the team re-signed left tackle King Dunlap to a four-year deal earlier this offseason and drafted right tackle D.J. Fluker 11th overall in 2013.

June 1, 2015 03:44 PM
Report: Chargers expected to sign OT Orlando Franklin
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Chargers are expected to be the team to land Broncos offensive tackle Orlando Franklin when free agency begins, reports the San Diego Union Tribune

The report categorizes the situation as a contract being "unofficially done."

Franklin is one of the top offensive linemen on the market this free agent season. He started all 16 games in 2014 for the Broncos. 

June 1, 2015 03:44 PM
Reports: Eagles, Chargers interested in Orlando Franklin
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Eagles have interest in signing impending free-agent guard Orlando Franklin, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Chargers are also known to have "serious interest" in Franklin, U-T San Diego reports.

One of the top interior offensive linemen on the market, Franklin started all 16 games at left guard with the Broncos in 2014.

June 1, 2015 04:46 PM
Broncos relatively healthy heading into divisional round against Colts
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Broncos will head into their divisional round playoff matchup with the Colts relatively healthy. Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein (knee) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) are considered questionable. Quanterus Smith has been declared out with a knee injury.

David Bruton (concussion/neck), Paul Cornick (toe), Orlando Franklin (concussion), Peyton Manning (thigh), Will Montgomery (knee), Aqib Talib (Achilles), Julius Thomas (ankle), Demaryius Thomas (ankle/finger), Juwan Thompson (hip/knee), T.J. Ward (neck), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) are all considered probable for Sunday's game.

The Broncos are currently 7-point favorites against the Colts.

June 1, 2015 04:48 PM
Broncos G Orlando Franklin, S David Bruton cleared
by Larry Hartstein |

Broncos starting guard Orlando Franklin and safety David Bruton got cleared by doctors from their concussions, and both practiced in full pads Wednesday, reports the Denver Post. They're on track to play Sunday against the Colts in the divisional playoffs.

June 2, 2015 04:28 AM
Broncos' Orlando Franklin, David Bruton in concussion protocol
by Larry Hartstein |

Broncos guard Orlando Franklin and safety David Bruton are going through the league's concussion protocol after being injured Week 17 against the Raiders. Bruton also has a sprained neck, per the team's website.

Denver doesn't play until Sunday, Jan. 11.

June 2, 2015 04:31 AM
Broncos' Orlando Franklin ruled out with concussion
by Chris Cwik |

Broncos lineman Orlando Franklin has been ruled out due to a concussion, the team announced.

Franklin was initially considered questionable while the team was evaluating him for the injury. Team doctors determined Franklin is dealing with a concussion, and he was ruled out for the remainder of the contest. 

June 2, 2015 05:25 AM
Lucky seven Broncos probables green-lighted for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Seven Broncos who had been deemed probable are set to play Week 11 against St. Louis, including running back Montee Ball (groin). The others are safety Quinton Carter (knee), offensive linemen Ryan Clady (groin), Paul Cornick (shoulder) and Orlando Franklin (knee), linebacker Steven Johnson (ankle) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/315
Birthdate:
12/16/1987
Age:
34
Hometown:
Kingston, Jamaica
School:
Miami (Fla.)
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: