The Jacksonville Jaguars will be hosting former San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos offensive lineman Orlando Franklin for a visit on Monday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The former second round pick spent his first few seasons in the league with the Broncos playing right tackle and most recently signed with the Chargers in free agency and played guard.
The Chargers gave Franklin a five-year, $36.5 million deal, releasing him after just two seasons of disappointing play at guard. Franklin figures to be depth for the Jaguars if he's signed, as I'm not sure he'd beat anyone out of their current positions anywhere on the offensive line. The Chargers are a team desperate for help on the offensive line and decided to eat $8.3 million in dead money than keep him on the roster.
Some may view this as a "message" to Jaguars left tackle Branden Albert, who has not yet reported to the offseason workout program, but it's tough to see Franklin sending that kind of message to the veteran. Plus, there have been reports that Albert might even be present at the organized team activities (OTAs) that are set to begin this week.