Saints sign Orlando Franklin

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Orlando Franklin had options, and he has chosen New Orleans.

The Saints have signed Franklin to a one-year contract, a source tells PFT.

Franklin had also visited the Jets this week and was deciding between multiple offers. A veteran guard who started all 16 games for the Chargers last year, Franklin was released this offseason in a cost-cutting move.

The 29-year-old Franklin can also play tackle and provides a veteran presence on an injury-plagued Saints line.