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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

Hall of Fame TE John Mackey dies

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 9:51 a.m. ET
Pro Football Hall of Fame TE John Mackey died Wednesday in Baltimore of frontal temporal dementia. The former NFLPA president was 69.

Colts backup QB Painter will be under microscope

Posted June 30, 2011 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
This will be a big season for Colts backup QB Curtis Painter, who has not looked good in limited opportunities in his first two NFL campaigns.

Colts still aren't exactly underdogs

Posted June 22, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
How much do the Colts have left? The more pressing question is whether anyone in the AFC South can push them out of the way, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Great offenses successfully overcoming poor 'D'

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The 2010 Patriots had the league's best record despite boasting a poor defense. This is part of a recent trend that begs the question, can QB Matt Schaub and the Texans finally break through?

AFC South best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 19, 2011 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC South who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Connor Barwin, Donald Brown, Jared Cook and Mike Thomas.

GM Chris Polian leaving bigger imprint on Colts this offseason

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
After working mainly behind the scenes since being promoted to vice president and general manager in late 2009, Chris Polian is leaving his imprint on the Colts this offseason.

Report: Manning hasn't thrown since neck surgery

Posted June 13, 2011 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
According to the Indianapolis Star, Colts QB Peyton Manning hasn't thrown since undergoing surgery to repair a disk-related issue in his neck May 23.

Report: Colts RB James arrested

Posted June 10, 2011 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Colts RB Javarris James was arrested Thursday night in Fort Myers, Fla. for marijuana possession, according to naplesnews.com.

Procedure on neck similar to one Manning had last year

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 8:57 p.m. ET
Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi, the co-chief of surgery and an expert on sports medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, discussed Colts QB Peyton Manning's recent neck surgery.

Colts have a number of viable options for nickel CB job

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 6:09 p.m. ET
The Colts have a number of intriguing players who will compete for the nickel CB job if and when training camp opens.

PK Stover to announce retirement

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
PK Matt Stover will announce his retirement on Thursday, bringing his 19-year NFL career to a close.

Manning underwent neck surgery

Posted May 24, 2011 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning underwent neck surgery on Monday to relieve pain he had been experiencing.

Lockout limbo: Colts report

Posted May 22, 2011 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in limbo thanks to the lockout, we are looking at where teams stand as they await the opening of the 2011 league year. Today, we take a look at the Colts.  

RB Carter fills role the Colts have been missing

Posted May 12, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The Colts, who have struggled in short-yardage situations in recent seasons, think they have found a remedy in fourth-round RB Delone Carter.

Veteran assistant Moore no longer on Colts website

Posted May 12, 2011 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
Tom Moore, the Colts' offensive coordinator from 1998-2009, is not listed among the coaches on the Colts' website. He had no comment when reached by the Indianapolis Star, and neither did the team.

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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