Adam Schefter reports free agent offensive lineman Orlando Franklin visited the Jets on Tuesday.
Former Chargers' G Orlando Franklin visited the Jets today, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2017
Franklin was released by the Chargers in May after two years with the team. He signed a 5 year, $36 million contract with San Diego as a free agent in 2015. The Jets made an effort to sign him back then. Franklin chose to sign with the Chargers, and the Jets signed James Carpenter instead to take a starting guard spot. As it turns out, the Jets were probably better off ending up with Carpenter.
Franklin was a second round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2011, spending the first four years of his career with that team.
The Jets seem set at guard with Carpenter and Brian Winters so it seems like Franklin would be signed purely for depth. He also started his career at tackle so perhaps he could add some depth at that spot as well.