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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 still waiting for 2010 first-rounder Hughes to contribute

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
On top of the disappointment of getting blown out by the Texans in Week One, Colts 2010 first-round DE Jerry Hughes was a healthy scratch from the contest.

Browns-Colts matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Colts game.

Browns-Colts matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Colts game.

Gut check time for Colts' defense

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Colts' Week One struggles offensively without Peyton Manning were predictable. But what is the excuse for the poor defensive showing?

What to do with the Colts' skill-position players?

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar says that WR Reggie Wayne appears to be the Colts' best bet from a fantasy perspective but not to give up hope on the others.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 4:43 a.m. ET
We look at Cam Newton's impressive debut, a controversial call from the Packers-Saints opener, some disappointing front-runners and plenty more.

Texans roll past Manning-less Colts

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Colts looked lost without Peyton Manning and the Texans took advantage, with Jacoby Jones returning a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in a 34-7 rout Sunday.

Better blocking, establishing run critical for Colts under Collins

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
With Colts QB Peyton Manning sidelined indefinitely, his replacement, veteran Kerry Collins, must get better protection and greater contributions from the running game.

Manning undergoes surgery; timetable to return unknown

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Colts announced that Peyton Manning underwent surgery Thursday morning, the third neck surgery he has had in the past 19 months.

Irsay: Manning out 'for awhile'

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay said that Manning did not have another procedure last Sunday, but will be out "for awhile."

Manning ruled out for Week One

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said on ESPN Radio Wednesday that Peyton Manning has been ruled out for the team's season opener on Sunday against the Texans.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Colts delay Tressel hiring until Game Seven

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 1:16 a.m. ET
Seeking to defuse a potential controversy over their hiring of Jim Tressel, the Colts said Monday that his role as a game-day consultant wouldn't begin until the seventh game.

Del Pilar's Digest: Fantasyland injuries

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar brings you up to date on key injuries, including Peyton Manning's, and how they affect the fantasy prospects of those injured and their skill-position teammates.

Manning 'doubtful' for opener, won't practice

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Colts have decided to hold out QB Peyton Manning out of practice, leaving him "doubtful" to play in the team's season opener vs. Houston.

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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