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Offensive lineman Orlando Franklin signs with Saints

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Orlando Franklin is a Saint.

After a quick visit in New Orleans, the former second-round pick decided to make Louisiana his temporary home Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Franklin bounced from the Broncos to the Chargers where he signed a five-year deal worth nearly $40 million in 2015. He made it just two seasons before hitting the market once again.

Before signing with New Orleans, Franklin took a visit with the New York Jets.

This is a safe bet for a once-heralded offensive lineman looking to turn his career round. Franklin will likely see significant reps by joining a line with so many injury issues. He'll also have a better chance to rebound with Adrian Peterson in the backfield and a quick-throwing Drew Brees under center.

It seems the Saints always find themselves in the same unenviable position of needing veteran offensive line help just before training camp -- or later. The club brought back franchise favorite Jahri Evans on Sept. 7 last year. Luckily for Franklin, he'll have more time with the playbook.

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