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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

Polian: 'Don't know anything' about Manning needing another procedure

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
A talk-radio station reports that Peyton Manning will need a second procedure on his neck, but Colts GM Bill Polian says he knows nothing about it.

Colts go with Painter as third-string QB

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
With Peyton Manning still recovering from neck surgery, the Colts finalized their QB depth chart on Saturday, in addition to making roster cuts to get to the 53-man limit.

Colts hire Tressel as game-day consultant

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel is back in football as a game-day consultant for the Colts, Jim Caldwell said on a conference call with reporters on Friday.

Collins struggles as Colts beat Bengals

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
Kerry Collins failed to get the Colts' offense moving Thursday night during a 17-13 preseason win over the Cincinnati Bengals that reiterated their big concern.

Burying Manning, Colts a mistake

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Texans are PFW's consensus pick to win the AFC South, but contributing writer Arthur Arkush isn't ready to bury the Colts and Peyton Manning.

Colts 2011 preview

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
How much will Peyton Manning's neck surgery impact the Colts? Learn more in PFW's in-depth team preview.

Manning taken off PUP list

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
The Colts have taken QB Peyton Manning off the PUP list, which will allow him to practice with the team and potentially play in Week One.

Colts cut eight players

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
NFL teams must trim their rosters from as many as 90 players down to at least 80 by Aug. 30. In advance of that, the Colts released eight players on Sunday afternoon.

Collins' deal as backup to Manning worth $14 million

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Colts' signing of 17th-year veteran Kerry Collins to a two-year contract on Wednesday will cost the team $4 million this season and $10 mil in 2012.

Packers use late flurry to edge Colts

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 12:21 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers was in midseason form, and backup Graham Harrell led Green Bay to 11 points in the final 35 seconds, rallying the Pack to a 24-21 win over Indianapolis on Friday night.

Colts get QB Collins to unretire

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms with Kerry Collins, who had announced his retirement in July.

Colts' Manning hopes he's ready for Week One

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning is hopeful that he'll be ready to play in the season opener, but he won't be seeing any preseason action.

Irsay: Colts evaluating QB situation

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter to discuss the team's quarterback situation on Saturday after the Colts fell to 0-2 in the preseason.

Beck, running game highlight Redskins' win at Colts

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
QB John Beck was sharp in his preseason debut as Washington, helped also by a strong running game, won 16-3 at Indianapolis Friday night.

Colts rookie OLT Castonzo coming on strong

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Colts rookie OLT Anthony Castonzo started slowly in camp, but he is progressing every day, the way we hear it.

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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