Former Chargers G Orlando Franklin had a visit with the Jets today, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Franklin, 29, was released from the Chargers after they drafted Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney in the second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He signed a five-year, $36.5 million contract with the Chargers in 2015.
A second-round pick to the Broncos in 2011, Franklin has only missed seven games in his six-year career.
The Chargers cut Franklin just two years into a five-year, $36.5 million contract, and he left behind nearly $5 million in dead money on that salary cap. That probably tells you all you need to know about Franklin's current value.
That said, he's still only 29 and the former second-round pick (Denver, 2011) has started 89 games in his six NFL seasons. The Chargers found him expendable because of his poor play but also because they drafted guards in the second and third rounds in April. Franklin wasn't going to be part of their future and, especially given a hefty price tag, he was in their way.
But for the Jets, it wouldn't be the worst idea to kick the tires and maybe even take a flier on him for one year at the veteran minimum. Yes, they are rebuilding too and would prefer younger players but they don't have a lot of depth on the offensive line. If he works out, great. The Jets get a low-cost veteran backup. If it doesn't, they don't lose much for their effort at all.