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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

Bears WR Knox working to make demotion short-lived

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The Bears are leaving open the possibility of reinstalling WR Johnny Knox as a starter and demoting free-agent addition Roy Williams.

Thomas injury overshadows Giants' win over Bears

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:15 a.m. ET
The Giants had a near perfect night against Chicago, except for the season-ending knee injury to starting cornerback Terrell Thomas.

Falcons DE Abraham expecting best from Bears O-line

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
PFW asked Falcons DE John Abraham if he and his fellow defensive linemen are licking their chops as they prepare for the Bears' offensive line in Week One.

Man on a mission

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Bears DE Israel Idonije makes his presence felt on the field, and away from the game he's helping improve the lives of children around the world.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
The Lions have been steadily improving their talent level, but ultimately their hopes depend on QB Matthew Stafford avoiding injuries. PFW analyzes the events in NFC North camps.

Lovie's kickoff-rule curve ball

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
Lovie Smith thumbed his nose at the NFL's rule change for kickoffs by having the Bears twice kick off from the 30-yard-line in their preseason opener.

Report: Bears DE Wootton could miss four weeks

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Bears DE Corey Wootton, who was injured in the team's preseason opener on Saturday evening, could miss up to four weeks due to meniscus damage in his right knee.

Cutler on run; Bears beat Bills 10-3

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 11:19 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler played just one series and watched as the Bears beat the Bills 10-3 on Saturday night even though the offensive line did little to ease any lingering concerns.

Bears hope to avoid tinkering with O-line

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
We wouldn't rule out seeing some moving pieces on the interior O-line, but the Bears want to keep changes in the front five to a minimum.

Bears waive Gutierrez, Dierking

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Bears announced they waived QB Matt Gutierrez and RB Dan Dierking on Monday.

Bears forced to cancel Friday night's FanFest practice

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
The Bears' FanFest practice scheduled for Soldier Field on Friday night was cancelled late Friday afternoon because of unsafe field conditions.

Cutler is not quite fantasy starter material

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler should be more comfortable in Mike Martz's scheme this season, but will better familiarity lead to better results?

Bears need young D-linemen to step up

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
There's a group of younger players on the D-line that could be stepping into significant roles this season and their ability to rise to the occasion, or not, will have a lot to do with how the defense fares ...

C Kreutz signs with Saints

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Saints reached an agreement with former Bears C Olin Kruetz on Friday.

Five key questions facing the Bears

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr asks and answers five key questions for the Bears as they head into the 2011 season.

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