New Orleans Saints Sign Orlando Franklin to One Year Deal

Official New Orleans Saints Reporter

By Christy Chauvin // @WhoDatWarriors

The New Orleans Saints break out into a rendition of “O, Canada” once again as they sign Canadian raised Orlando Franklin to a one-year deal.

Franklin is a Jamaican-born professional football guard raised in Toronto who now plays for the New Orleans Saints.

This veteran guard started all 16 games for the San Diego Chargers last year. Franklin’s release this offseason by the Chargers was seen as a cost-cutting move. But the truth may lie deeper than that.  Prior to being on the Chargers roster, he was an offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos.  With the Broncos, he excelled in their zone-blocking scheme; whereas the Chargers employ a power-gap scheme.

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