The Orlando Franklin experiment is over in New Orleans.
New Orleans Saints cut Orlando Franklin after five days
After just five days, the Saints released the offensive lineman, per the NFL’s official transaction wire.
The former second-round pick played four seasons with the Denver Broncos and two with the Los Angeles Chargers. Franklin started all 16 games for the Chargers in 2016, but became expendable after Los Angeles drafted two guards in the draft. The Bolts cut Franklin in May.
The short stint doesn’t look good for him but a team to be on the watch for is the Jets. Before signing with New Orleans, Franklin took a visit with Gang Green jersey.
What’s a guy gotta do to earn some respect?
I mean, 10 total touchdowns should do the trick. No? Well, surely 1,362 yards from scrimmage is legit enough. Still not moving the needle? Then 251 touches and a 5.1 yards per carry average is worth a lot more than a sixth-round pick, right? According to Mark Ingram’s ADP this season, that’s right about where he’s valued, which to me is pure lunacy.
With an average of 14.5 rush attempts per game over the last three years, he added some pass-catching prowess to his arsenal of abilities recently. Ingram has averaged 59 targets and 48 receptions over the last two seasons. He’s a three-down back and has a goal-line role too.
Just one of 19 running backs to receive 200-plus rush attempts in 2016, he’s simply not getting the respect he deserves among fantasy circles ahead of the 2017 season. I understand why folks are skeptical after the offseason moves the Saints made to improve the backfield. But Ingram has been a consistently productive presence in the Saints backfield the last few seasons and has spent his entire six-year career in New Orleans with Sean Peyton jersey as his coach and Drew Brees as his signal-caller.
He knows the system better than Adrian Peterson jersey. He has more experience than Alvin Kamara. That’s worth something, right?
Plus, there’s no denying Ingram’s production last season, even if he was benched for a few quarters for ball security issues. He was still the most efficient running back in the entire NFL with an average 3.5 yards traveled per rushing yard gained, per NextGenStats running back efficiency metric (min 200 carries).
Furthermore, respected Saints beat reporter Nick Underhill said on a recent episode of the RotoViz podcast that he expects Ingram’s role to remain the same. If that means upwards of 200 touches including 40-plus receptions, we’ll take it. Surrounded by Spencer Ware, C.J. Anderson jersey and Mike Gillislee with Round 6ish ADPs, use this value opportunity to your advantage on draft day.
Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga is not expected to need ankle surgery, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, per a source. Bulaga suffered an ankle sprain in practice on Wednesday and is enduring a lot of swelling. Pelissero reports the plan is for Bulaga to rest for a couple of weeks and then re-evaluate. While Bulaga will not play in the Packers’ preseason test this weekend, his status for Green Bay’s season opener against the Seattle Seahawks is up in the air.
Dallas Cowboys senior vice president Stephen Jones told reporters that he expects veteran linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) to play Saturday, while rookie wideout Ryan Switzer (hamstring) probably won’t play.
Mike Mularkey isn’t 100 percent confident that DeMarco Murray (hamstring) will play on Sunday. The Tennessee Titans coach said discussion regarding his running back’s playing time will continue into Saturday.
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Mularkey added that wideouts Eric Decker (ankle) and Harry Douglas (knee) will not play on Sunday.
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters Friday that tight end Jordan Reed (toe), linebacker Ryan Anderson (stinger) and linebacker Junior Galette jersey (hamstring) will suit up for Sunday’s preseason game, but will all be game-time decisions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy jersey went in for further evaluation on a possible groin/pelvic injury, Tampa Bay Times reporter Rick Stroud reported.
San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward will not play Sunday, coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters. Ward was taken off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Wednesday.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Beau Allen jersey passed his physical Friday and is coming off the PUP list, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Allen is returning from a torn pectoral suffered in the offseason.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman (knee) was carted to locker room in first quarter vs. the Lions. He suffered what is believed to be a torn ACL, Rapoport reported.
Chiefs running back Spencer Ware jersey cheap was carted off the field after suffering a leg injury during the first quarter vs. the Seahawks. Coach Andy Reid said he sprained his knee and x-rays were negative.
Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead did not return with a knee injury vs. the Patriots.