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Former Miami Hurricanes offensive lineman Orlando Franklin cut from Chargers

Ari Russell

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In another shake up to their offensive line, the San Diego Chargers have decided to part ways with former Miami Hurricanes offensive lineman Orlando Franklin. Franklin started in all 26 games he appeared in after signing with the Chargers in 2015.

The move to cut Franklin marks the third time the team has released an offensive lineman this offseason. D.J. Fluker and King Dunlap were the first offensive lineman released before Franklin. The Chargers signed Russell Okung in free agency and also drafted Forrest Lamp from Western Kentucky and Dan Feeney from Indiana . Clearly the offensive strategy was to retool the offensive line and that’s indeed what the Chargers were doing.

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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