Redskins Release Orlando Franklin

Following his departure from San Diego, Orlando Franklin has not been able to re-establish his career. The Redskins made the decision to release the veteran guard on Thursday.

A former six-year starter with the Broncos and Chargers, Franklin played in one regular-season game with the Redskins last season. Washington signed Franklin in late October of last year but waived him shortly after. However, the Redskins reacquired him in mid-January via reserve/futures contract.

He’ll now return to free agency.

Without access to Pittsburgh’s practices or the coaching staff’s evaluations, it’s impossible to gauge Dobbs’ progress. What we do know, however, is that he was overwhelmed in preseason action last summer and the presence of Rudolph places his roster spot in jeopardy.

Gleaning clues from general managers is a fruitless exercise, almost as fruitless as guessing who’s picking whom. But Quinn uses the word “dependability” a lot when discussing players, and the Lions have fielded the least-dependable running game in the league. Big and burly may not be the most exciting path, but until the Lions get it right, that’s where they should head.

Despite the unpredictability, more money was wagered on the first leg of the Triple Crown than ever before last year. Not long after Always Dreaming emerged victorious in the 143rd renewal of the Run for the Roses, the Churchill Downs track reported that wagering from all sources on the Kentucky Derby was $139.2 million.

With a wide-open race predicted Saturday, when the 144th running of the Derby takes place at Churchill Downs, bettors will be looking for any edge possible to handicap thoroughbred racing’s marquee event.

Ryan certainly is more accomplished than either Cousins or Garoppolo. He’s a four-time Pro Bowl selection and the 2016 MVP. That same season, he took the Falcons to the Super Bowl, and they jumped out to a commanding lead but collapsed in the second half.

Ryan, who owns a 95-63 regular-season record and 4-6 playoff mark, now faces the task of leading his team back to such heights and beyond.

It’ll be interesting to see how long Ryan remains as the highest paid quarterback. Aaron Rodgers is due a contract extension from the Packers, so it’s foreseeable that his deal will top Ryan’s.

What could have been: The Browns could have drafted Donovan McNabb with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft instead of Tim Couch.giants_150

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