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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

AFC South daydreaming

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
Here are some potential compelling AFC South story lines that are in jeopardy because of the NFL lockout.

Angerer preparing to play wherever Colts need him

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
After starting the final 10 games of the season en route to earning PFW/PFWA All-Rookie honors, Colts LB Pat Angerer is preparing this offseason to make even bigger contributions to the team in 2011.

Colts address top need with OT Castonzo

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
After neglecting the position in the first round for the past 13 years, Colts football czar Bill Polian upgraded the OLT position by selecting Boston College's Anthony Castonzo.

Draft Dose: Who needs a DT?

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
In the 32nd and final installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at 10 teams in need of a defensive tackle.

Colts eyeing QB; Gabbert worthy of top-five pick?

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki answers questions from readers about whether the Colts should be interested in a quarterback and why Blaine Gabbert is warranting top-five interest.

Teams should mimic Wolf's QB ways

Posted April 19, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Ron Wolf drafted seven quarterbacks from 1992 to 2000 in his time as Packers general manager. He turned some of them into draft picks in future trades. Current teams should take note.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 22

Posted April 06, 2011 @ 9:03 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 22nd pick in the NFL draft, including QB Brady Quinn, who was selected by the Browns in 2007.

Draft Dose: Who needs an offensive tackle?

Posted April 04, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
As the NFL draft draws near, PFW looks at five teams that could use some help at offensive tackle — with USC's Tyron Smith a rising prospect at the position.

Colts in good shape at cornerback

Posted April 02, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
While the Colts likely will look to strengthen the safety position, we hear the club is in very good shape at cornerback, with the return of Kevin Thomas a big factor in Indy's optimism.

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

Colts must do more to help Manning

Posted March 15, 2011 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
As Peyton Manning enters the final stage of his career, it has never been more important to alter the approach of stockpiling talent around him.

Colts not displeased with play of DTs

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
While the Colts could upgrade the DT position via the draft, they are not displeased with the production from the position last season.

Colts' Freeney says he'd join union lawsuit

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Colts DE Dwight Freeney said he would join a players' antitrust lawsuit against the NFL owners in the case of a lockout.

AFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is likely to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the AFC South featured today.

Re-signing Bullitt, improving depth at safety key for Colts

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Re-signing S Melvin Bullitt, in addition to bolstering the depth at safety is critical for the Colts following the release of former NFL Defensive MVP Bob Sanders.

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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