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Old 07-27-2017, 06:32 PM   #11
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Re: Saints bring in veteran offensive lineman Orlando Franklin for a visit: source

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Re: Saints bring in veteran offensive lineman Orlando Franklin for a visit: source

So just for the heck of it... Here's Walter Football's take on the Franklin signing:

Saints sign G Orlando Franklin (1 year): A Grade
There are no financial details available yet, but I'm going to assume that this 1-year deal isn't worth more than a couple million dollars. If so, this is an outstanding acquisition.

Orlando Franklin is very talented; he signed a $36.5 million contract two offseasons ago with the Chargers. Unfortunately for Franklin, he hasn't been able to stay healthy. Things could change for him now that he's on a new team with a different training staff. If so, he can be a big upgrade over Andrus Peat at left guard, which was looking like the one dubious spot for New Orleans up front, assuming first-round rookie Ryan Ramczyk isn't a bust.

Having talent on the offensive line is extremely important in the post-CBA NFL, and Franklin certainly brings that to the table. Whether he can stay healthy remains to be seen, but either way, it doesn't appear as though the Saints are taking any sort of risk.
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Is OL Orlando Franklin related to WR Clifford Franklin?
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So Peat was a bust at LG now? What?
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This "Source Guy" really knows his stuff. He's quoted everywhere!!
Oh they're everywhere, just watching...
But again according to some we shouldn't worry about the offensive line. Shouldn't even be addressed.
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So just for the heck of it... Here's Walter Football's take on the Franklin signing:

Saints sign G Orlando Franklin (1 year): A Grade
There are no financial details available yet, but I'm going to assume that this 1-year deal isn't worth more than a couple million dollars. If so, this is an outstanding acquisition.

Orlando Franklin is very talented; he signed a $36.5 million contract two offseasons ago with the Chargers. Unfortunately for Franklin, he hasn't been able to stay healthy. Things could change for him now that he's on a new team with a different training staff. If so, he can be a big upgrade over Andrus Peat at left guard, which was looking like the one dubious spot for New Orleans up front, assuming first-round rookie Ryan Ramczyk isn't a bust.

Having talent on the offensive line is extremely important in the post-CBA NFL, and Franklin certainly brings that to the table. Whether he can stay healthy remains to be seen, but either way, it doesn't appear as though the Saints are taking any sort of risk.
Interesting. Again they are playing the gamble with injured players.
We've had our Bryds, Spillers, and Ellerbies but we've hit on a few like Breaux, Hightower, etc

Oh and some dude who played QB for the Chargers.
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Interesting. Again they are playing the gamble with injured players.
We've had our Bryds, Spillers, and Ellerbies but we've hit on a few like Breaux, Hightower, etc

Oh and some dude who played QB for the Chargers.
Definitely this, but who else is available?
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Definitely this, but who else is available?
Danno said anybody worth their salt knows that there isn't anyone worth a damn out there on offensive line.

That was before we signed this guy...

There couldn't possibly be anyone else out there right?? The though is just ludicrous!!!!
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