Canadian offensive lineman Orlando Franklin signs with Washington Redskins

Canuck offensive lineman Orlando Franklin has inked a reserve/future contract with the Washington Redskins.

Franklin is a former second-round NFL draft pick with 89 starts under his belt at guard and tackle for the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers. He signed with New Orleans in 2017 but the Saints let him go early in training camp. Washington picked him up in October and he played one game for the Redskins.

Raised in Toronto, Franklin is one of a handful of national NFL veterans who were exempt from negotiation lists when the most recent league CBA was ratified. That makes Franklin free to sign with any of the CFL’s nine teams if he ever chooses to pursue a contract up north. That’s a big ‘if,’ however with career earnings over $23 million USD, money wouldn’t be a factor in Franklin coming to the CFL.