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Chargers release Orlando Franklin, sign Tre Boston to 1-year deal

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 1:30 am
by Uplandram2
SAN DIEGO -- Two weeks after selecting guard Forrest Lamp in the second round of the draft, the Los Angeles Chargers released starting guard Orlando Franklin on Monday.

In a corresponding move, the Chargers signed safety Tre Boston to a one-year deal. Boston had been released by the Carolina Panthers earlier this month.

The University of Miami product signed a five-year, $36.5 million deal in free agency two years ago, including over $20 million in guaranteed money. However, Franklin's play was uneven during his time with the Chargers. He started all 16 games at left guard for the Chargers last season but missed six games in 2015 with a high-ankle sprain and MCL knee sprain.

Franklin is the third starting offensive lineman cut by the Chargers this offseason. The team previously released left tackle King Dunlap and right guard D.J. Fluker. ... o-franklin