Report: Chargers release starting LG Orlando Franklin

Orlando Franklin

Orlando Franklin has started 26 games for the Los Angeles Chargers the past two years, and now he’s a cap casualty after being released by the team.

As ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted, the Chargers drafted two guards this year — Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney.

Franklin was originally a second-round pick by the Denver Broncos out of Miami. It’s likely he’ll land a new job in rather short order. He was set to earn $6 million in base salary this year, though they will save $3 million by cutting him.

Lamp will almost certainly slide right into the starting lineup as Franklin’s replacement in 2017. He was widely viewed as the best overall offensive lineman in the 2017 NFL Draft, and the Chargers landed a steal drafting him in Round 2.