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Ex-Charger Orlando Franklin takes a loss on Poway estate

Orlando Franklin, a former San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos offensive guard, has sold his home in Poway, an affluent community in San Diego County, for $1.5 million.

Franklin bought the property two years ago for $1.85 million, records show. The sale price was $395,000 less than the $1.895 million Franklin sought when he relisted the 2004-built house in April. More recently, the house was listed for $1.775 million.

Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, the single-story house has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and slightly more than 6,500 square feet of interior space. Living areas include a beamed-ceiling great room, formal living and dining rooms, a game room and an eat-in kitchen.

The master suite has two-walk-in closets, a wet bar and a fireplace.

Outside, there’s a free-form swimming pool, a fire pit and built-in barbecue island. Tropical plantings, lawns and a horseshoe pit fill out the one-plus-acre of grounds.

Franklin, 30, was released by the Chargers in May, two years after joining the team on a five-year, $36.5-million free-agent deal. He briefly latched on with New Orleans and Washington this season, appearing in one game with the Redskins.

He is currently a free agent.

Jessica Foote of Keller Williams Realty was the listing agent. Sam Rasoul, also with Keller Williams, represented the buyer.

neal.leitereg@latimes.com

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