Thursday, April 24, 2014

Orlando Franklin Moving to Left Guard, an option Broncos CR3W Suggested with Beadles Going to Jacksonville

Orlando Franklin tweets he's moving to left guard to replace Zane Beadles

Orlando Franklin with Peyton Manning after setting single season Passing TD Record in 2013.
Photo Courtesy: Denver Broncos (AP)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The +Denver Broncos are shuffling their offensive line this offseason and Orlando Franklin, former +Miami Hurricanes offensive lineman, provided some insight into their plans Monday by tweeting that he's moving from right tackle to left guard.
He'd replace Zane Beadles, who left for +Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency.

That apparently means Manny Ramirez would stay at center and Chris Clark, who filled in at left tackle after All-Pro Ryan Clady went on IR with a foot injury in Week 2 last season, will switch sides and play right tackle.

Franklin -- who struggled mightily in the Super Bowl -- has been a fixture at right tackle, starting 47 games on the outside over the past three seasons. Still, a handful of teams saw him as a better fit inside coming out of Miami in 2011, and he occasionally practiced at guard last season.

The move fills a void left by Zane Beadles and gives Denver a bulky trio of run-stuffers up front, with Louis Vasquez penciled in at right guard and Manny Ramirez expected back at center. As of today, Chris Clark looms as the team's top candidate to take over at right tackle.
The +Denver Broncos' offensive line was dominated by the +Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl and Peyton Manning was under constant pressure in Denver's 43-8 loss.

#BroncosCR3W: #Broncos can Adjust: Have plan if #Beadles "Situation" is Unfortunate :( 
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