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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

Luck breaks rookie passing record in Colts' victory

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck broke the NFL's single-game rookie record by throwing for 433 yards in leading Indianapolis past Miami 23-20 Sunday.

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Dolphins defense

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck might be one of the best quarterbacks the Dolphins have faced this season, and he will test the secondary.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Rebuilding Colts contending in middling AFC

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Arthur Arkush says it’s hard not to marvel at the Colts, now 4-3 and squarely in the middle of the AFC wild-card conversation.

Week Nine primer: Dolphins-Colts, playoff preview? Oh, yeah

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The bad teams are now good. The rookies look like veterans. As we near the midpoint of the season, here are the best early story lines heading into Week Nine.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: 2012's biggest tricks, treats

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
With Halloween a day away, it's time to identify teams that have pulled tricks on us and teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?

Colts make roster moves

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
The Colts promoted CB Marshay Green and FB Robert Hughes to the active roster and released NT Antonio Dixon and RB Mewelde Moore.

AFC South Spin cycle: Colts continue to surprise

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Colts edged the Titans in the battle for second in the AFC South, while the shorthanded Jaguars gave a gutsy effort in Green Bay.

Could management path be in store for Manning?

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
How hard would it be to imagine Peyton Manning as an NFL owner? The way we hear it, not too hard at all.

Acrobatic TD by Ballard gives Colts win in OT

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Vick Ballard at 4:49 of overtime and the surprising Colts beat the Titans 19-13 on Sunday.

Colts' ground game looking up

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
With starter Donald Brown on the mend, rookie Vick Ballard showing well and an offensive line gaining cohesion, we hear the arrow is pointing up for the Colts' ground game.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans send message to rest of AFC

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
The Texans sent an emphatic message to the rest of the AFC in Week Seven: the road to New Orleans appears likely to travel through Houston.

Colts head coach Pagano released from the hospital

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was released from the hospital on Sunday. He has been undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Luck's two rushing TDs push Colts past Browns

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988, leading Indianapolis past Cleveland 17-13 on Sunday.

Colts' Fleener practicing patience during rookie season

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Colts TE Coby Fleener said he's making a steady adjustment to playing in the NFL and knows his first pro TD will come sooner than later.

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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