Saints release veteran lineman Orlando Franklin

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Orlando Franklin
(Photo: Stephen Lew)

The New Orleans Saints took a quick look at offensive lineman Orlando Franklin. The emphasis is on quick.

The former Broncos and Chargers starter was released Tuesday, according to the NFL’s transactions report. He practiced just three times with the Saints.

New Orleans also cut ties with linebacker Sae Tautu via an injury designation and signed undrafted rookie running back Darius Victor along with linebacker Jonathan Walton.

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