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Aubrayo Franklin

Aubrayo Franklin - NT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 315 lbs.
Birthday 08/27/1980
Birthplace Johnson City, TN
College Tennessee
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 5th round, 11th pick by Ravens

Colts add OT Cherilus, CB Toler

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Colts addressed two significant needs in the opening hour of free agency, signing former Lions OT Gosder Cherilus and CB Greg Toler, formerly of the Cardinals. 

Indianapolis Colts: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Indianapolis Colts, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Report: Colts tag P McAfee

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Colts P Pat McAfee received the franchise tag on Friday, Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports first reported.

Packers release C Jeff Saturday

Posted Feb. 18, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Packers have released C Jeff Saturday, who intends to retire.

Freeney's exit latest example of Colts' sea change

Posted Feb. 16, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
It became official Friday: Dwight Freeney, the Colts' all-time sacks and forced fumbles leader, won't be back in Indianapolis in 2013.

Colts inform Freeney he won't be re-signed

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Colts on Friday informed their all-time sacks leader, Dwight Freeney, that he won't be back with the club in 2013.

Colts' offense will have plenty of pep under Hamilton

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Bruce Arians took his big-strike, vertical offense to the desert, but the new guy in town, Pep Hamilton, has some very exciting and sensible ideas.

Pagano feeling lucky after battle with cancer

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is beginning to feel more like his old self after battling cancer all fall.

Indy organizers eager to bid on 2018 Super Bowl

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Organizers in Indianapolis plan to run a clean, positive campaign to win a bid for the 2018 Super Bowl.

Colts add two assistants

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
The Colts added Hal Hunter and Tim Berbenich to the team’s offensive coaching staff on Wednesday.

14-year veteran C Saturday to retire

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Veteran C Jeff Saturday told WFNI-AM in Indianapolis on Friday that he will retire following Sunday’s Pro Bowl.

Colts hire former Stanford OC Hamilton to run offense

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The Colts hired Andrew Luck’s former offensive coordinator to fill the same role in Indianapolis, Pep Hamilton.

Arians wins Coach/Assistant Coach of the Year honors

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 9:27 a.m. ET
Bruce Arians was voted the Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America.

Cardinals hire Arians as head coach

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
Arizona hired former Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians as its new head coach.

Grigson voted PFW/PFWA Executive of the Year

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
In his first year on the job in Indianapolis, Ryan Grigson overhauled the roster from top to bottom and delivered a surprising playoff berth.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 20, 2013
Indianapolis has signed Franklin and is bringing back offensive guard Joe Reitz. The Colts made the announcements Wednesday afternoon.||||||| Franklin, who is 6-foot-1, 315 pounds, is a 10-year veteran who played most recently with San Diego last year. He made nine starts for the Chargers and finished with 23 tackles. He was originally drafted by Baltimore in 2003, has four career sacks and is the eighth free agent Indy has signed from another team.
Posted Aug. 02, 2011
A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints have agreed to contract terms with Franklin.||||||| The 6-foot-1, 317-pound Franklin is a proven run defender who has started the past four seasons for San Francisco after beginning his career in Baltimore.
Posted Aug. 28, 2010
Franklin has ended his holdout by signing a $7 million franchise tag tender. Franklin officially signed the deal Saturday before the Niners played the Oakland Raiders in an exhibition game. This gives Franklin a little more than two weeks to get ready for the season opener Sept. 12 against Seattle.||||||| The sides were unable to reach terms on a long-term deal before a deadline in July. Franklin did not report to training camp, but finally signed the contract that will pay him $7.003 million this season. Franklin emerged as one of the top nose tackles in the league last season with 36 tackles, two sacks and an interception.
Posted Aug. 27, 2010
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the veteran nose tackle reportedly is about to rejoin his teammates after missing all the offseason training, the minicamp and the four-week training camp.||||||| Franklin is expected to sign a one-year contract for $7.003 million and watch the 49ers play the Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum.
Posted Feb. 23, 2010
The San Francisco 49ers placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Franklin on Tuesday.||||||| The move allows the Niners to match any offer Franklin receives from another team or get two first-round picks as compensation. Franklin is guaranteed just more than $7 million next season with the tag. General manager Scot McCloughan says the team still hopes to sign Franklin to a long-term contract before the start of next season. Franklin emerged as one of the top nose tackles in the league last season with 36 tackles, two sacks and an interception.

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