Orlando Franklin A Right Tackle With Flexibility
Aug/13/12 07:55 AM Filed in: Orlando Franklin
In the preseason opener against the Bears, the Broncos’ Orlando Franklin started at his customary right tackle position but switched to right guard with the No. 2 offense.
There are no plans to make the switch full-time. While the Broncos are expected to keep nine offensive linemen on their 53-man roster, only seven typically dress on game day.
“You’ve got to get ready for a whole season,’’ said Broncos coach John Fox. “And a guy’s flexibility is critical especially when you set your active game roster with seven linemen. So you need to have swing guys who can play inside and outside.’’
The Broncos usual right guard, Chris Kuper, was given the Bears’ game off so he could continue to ease back from his lower left leg and ankle injuries. Kuper is expected to start the second preseason game next Saturday against Seattle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.