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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 could get creative in re-signing Manning

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning isn't likely to change teams, but the free-agent quarterback's expected pay raise could affect other Colts players.

Colts will not retain RB coach Huey

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 3 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Tuesday that they will not bring back RB coach Gene Huey.

Colts' Brown must improve play in '11

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Following two disappointing seasons, Indianapolis RB Donald Brown will have to pick up his game, especially his blocking, next season, according to AFC South Whispers.

Manning was more conservative after slump

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 9:19 a.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning set career-highs in pass attempts (679), completions (450) and yards (4,700) in 2010, but we're told his three-game slump between Weeks 11-13 led to a more conservative approach at the end of the season.

Seahawks show NFL parody, not parity

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
There is really only one thing you can say about wild-card weekend, writes Ron Borges, and you didn't have to wait until Sunday night to say it.

Colts ran out of gas in second half

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:23 a.m. ET
The Colts held a one-point lead over the Jets with less than one minute remaining on Saturday night before the failures of the defense and special teams allowed the Jets to escape with a 17-16 victory behind a 32-yard Nick ...

Saturday's games a ratings boon for NBC

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Saturday's exciting wild-card games on NBC earned milestone ratings for the network.

Folk's FG sends Jets past Colts 17-16

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Nick Folk kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired Saturday night, giving the New York Jets a 17-16 first-round playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Jets-Colts fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The Jets will use their impressive RB duo to attack the Colts, while Indy's offense goes through QB Peyton Manning, who could have his hands full with the New York "D."

Colts PK Vinatieri enjoying one of his finest seasons

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
Colts PK Adam Vinatieri has bounced back from the knee injury that forced him to miss the final 10 games in 2009 plus the postseason by converting 92.9 (26-of-28) percent of his field goals — the second-highest percentage of his ...

Colts playoff primer

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 3:03 a.m. ET
PFW examines the Colts as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Dangerous Colts firing on all cylinders

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
The Colts hit several bumps in the road along the way, but they are now firing on all cylinders as they prepare to make their record-tying ninth consecutive postseason appearance against the Jets Saturday night.

Game times announced for NFL playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
The Jets-Colts wild-card game will be the Saturday night game in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Colts continue playoff streak by beating Titans

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning broke two NFL records Sunday and set up Adam Vinatieri for a 43-yard field goal as time expired to give the Colts a 23-20 victory over Tennessee and their seventh AFC South title in eight years.

Brackett leading Colts' rejuvenated defense

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. ET
Now that he has returned to full health, MLB Gary Brackett is playing a key role in an Indianapolis "D" that has shut down Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden in consecutive weeks.

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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