The San Diego Chargers could be getting some help back on the offensive line this week. Orlando Franklin finally was able to step back on the practice field with the rest of the offense on Friday and could be starting on the left side of the offensive line.
It would be nice to get a few pieces back up front to bust open some holes for Melvin Gordon. It would be nice to get someone that can block for Philip Rivers. It would be nice to have a drive without having a penalty on the offensive line.
The Chargers could get all the help that they can get up front. The team has struggled through injuries since the start of the season. Franklin would be a huge upgrade to the offensive front.
The team still is waiting for King Dunlap to come back from his concussion. He has missed the last 2 games with the concussion and still could be out for a third straight game. Chris Watt likely will be sitting out this week, but the line has not looked good with him in the middle anyway. It might be better that he does sit out at this point. He looks overmatched and the rest of the line looks lost with him in the middle.
Chris Hairston looks like he will be ready to play on Sunday. He is back at practice on Friday and could get the start at left tackle depending on the status of Dunlap.
The Chargers need help up front. They need their starters to get healthy. Getting one of the starters back is definitely some good news.
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