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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: Freeney likely to play

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
DE Dwight Freeney is likely to play in Super Bowl XLIV, Colts president Bill Polian said a couple of hours before game time.

Colts gearing up to reward Manning

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The normally close-mouthed Colts had no problem announcing at the Super Bowl that they plan to begin serious talks on a new deal for four-time MVP Peyton Manning that figures to be “the biggest in history.”

Wayne, Powers practice; Freeney doesn't

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
DE Dwight Freeney sat out the Colts' final walk-through Saturday prior to Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV, watching from a golf cart. WR Reggie Wayne, however, returned to the field after having aggravated a season-long right knee injury during Friday ...

Kickers need focus on task at hand

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
It is impossible to overlook how missed field goals have marked this postseason, yet Colts 20-year veteran PK Matt Stover and Saints second-year PK Garrett Hartley have been very reliable in the playoffs.

Clark could be crucial weapon vs. Saints

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 4:07 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the expected battle between Colts TE Dallas Clark and Saints SS Roman Harper in the sixth and last of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Wayne aggravates knee injury; Freeney sits again

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Colts WR Reggie Wayne aggravated a right knee injury late in practice Friday, but head coach Jim Caldwell said he believed the injury was minor, according to the Colts' media pool report.

Caldwell: Freeney 'trending in the right direction'

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Friday that DE Dwight Freeney is "trending in the right direction" as he tries to recover from a right ankle injury in time for Super Bowl XLIV, but in a common refrain, he noted ...

Williams hopes Manning feels 'remember-me' hits

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Colts QB Peyton Manning and Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in the fifth of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Logo for Super Bowl XLV unveiled

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
During an unveiling of the logo for Super Bowl XLV, the NFL announced Thursday that, going forward, the basic design of future logos will remain static.

Q&A with Colts DE Dwight Freeney

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Colts DE Dwight Freeney told reporters Thursday that his sprained right ankle is gradually improving.

Team-first attitude makes Colts special

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The more time you spend around the Colts the clearer it becomes what it is that makes this football team so successful and so special. To a man these Colts will tell you at every opportunity that it is the ...

Colts' running game not obsessing about numbers

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Colts believe numbers don't tell the whole story about their lowly ranked running game.

Bush hopes to break long punt return

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints PR Reggie Bush and Colts P Pat McAfee and his punt-coverage team in the fourth of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Saints' Bush has endured growing pains

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush has had an up-and-down career to date, but head coach Sean Payton believes his knowledge of the offense has improved. Read Wednesday's Super Bowl notebook.

Q&A with Colts TE Dallas Clark

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
Colts TE Dallas Clark met with reporters on Wednesday and answered questions about the Saints' defense and comparisons regarding the only two head coaches he's had in the pros — Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell.

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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