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, 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.
Bowman (Achilles) indicated Friday that he has returned to full speed, 49ers' reporter Joe Fann 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.
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.
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