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Eagles Free Agency Rumors: Orlando Franklin being targeted by Philadelphia

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According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles could sign an offensive lineman in free agency. McLane reports that Philadelphia is "definitely involved" in negotiations with free agent guard Orlando Franklin.

Franklin is considered to be one of the best available players at his position on the market. The 6-7, 320 pound guard turns 28 in December. He's started and played 63 out of 64 possible games for the Denver Broncos in the first four years of his career. Franklin played 47 of those games at right tackle from 2011-2013 before moving to left guard in 2014.

It would appear that the Eagles would have interest in Franklin at guard. Philadelphia needs a new interior starting offensive lineman after releasing Todd Herremans, who recently signed with the Indianapolis Colts, earlier this offseason.

Franklin certainly has the versatility and athleticism the Eagles like their offensive lineman. It also doesn't hurt that he has a connection with current Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. The two spent time together at the University of Miami with Franklin as a player and Stoutland as the offensive line coach.

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