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Jerry Franklin - #53 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 01/10/1988
Birthplace Marion, AR
College Arkansas
Years played 1

Urlacher leaves Chicago to deal with family emergency

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher reportedly left Chicago on Tuesday to deal with a family emergency in Arizona, and his status for Sunday is uncertain.

Bears rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
Six of the nine rookies on the Bears' roster played in Week One, and the lone starter in the group, ORT Gabe Carimi, struggled at times in his debut.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 9:16 p.m. ET
Chicago's offensive tackles — J'Marcus Webb and Gabe Carimi — will face a very different style of defense, one that could be blitzing more often than not, in Week Two.

60-second rant: Worth it for Bears to wait on Forté

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
RB Matt Forté played inspired football in Week One, even though the Bears have yet to to give him the raise he's looking for.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, Brian Urlacher and Ted Ginn, Jr. as its Players of the Week.

Melton's start offers glimpse of what Bears' D-line could be

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
A potential breakthrough player this season, Bears DT Henry Melton started off impressively, recording two sacks and five additional QB hits Sunday.

Bears stock report: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr offers his stock analysis of the Bears following their Week One win over the Falcons.

Bears players of the week: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears, coming off their 30-12 win over the Falcons in Week One.

Cutler, Bears pound Falcons 30-12

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher had an interception and returned a fumble for a touchdown, Jay Cutler threw for 312 yards and two scores and the Bears pounded Matt Ryan and the Falcons 30-12 on Sunday.

Bears-Falcons prediction

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
In a game that will be tight throughout, PFW associate editor Dan Parr says the Falcons will top the Bears at Soldier Field.

Bears fantasy report: Week One

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Bears' top fantasy football options for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Falcons rookie Matt Bosher isn't going to have the luxury of easing into his debut as the Falcons' kickoff specialist and punter.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Power will meet speed when RB Michael Turner runs into the Bears' linebacker corps on Sunday.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 10:19 a.m. ET
In this week's Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expect Hub Arkush says Lovie Smith's team is one of the hardest to figure out.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Look for the Bears to get creative to test the Falcons' young blockers on the interior offensive line.

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