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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

If timeline holds, play the Hall of Fame game

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
If the lockout ends in the coming days, and the Bears and Rams can report to camp next week, PFW's Kevin Fishbain says the Hall of Fame game should be played.

Bears announce start of single-game ticket sales

Posted July 19, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Bears announced Tuesday that single-game tickets will go on sale on July 28 at 11 a.m. CT.

Former NFL QB McMahon in car accident

Posted July 18, 2011 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
Former QB Jim McMahon, who spent 15 seasons in the NFL, was taken to a hospital after a limousine he was riding in crashed through a fence Monday afternoon south of Reno, Nev.

NFL: Hall of Fame game has not been canceled

Posted July 16, 2011 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
The NFL refuted a report by the Chicago Sun-Times and said the Aug. 7 Hall of Fame game between the Bears and Rams is still scheduled to be played.

Bears' WR search not expected to end with splash

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
The Bears are expected to pursue a wide receiver in free agency and there's plenty of chatter about who their top target should be.

Bears SS Harris wants to skip HOF game if camp time is missed

Posted July 06, 2011 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Citing a lack of preparation, Bears SS Chris Harris said that he thinks the team shouldn't play in the Hall of Fame game if training camp doesn't start on time.

Bears' Wright could step into starting job

Posted June 30, 2011 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
If Danieal Manning departs in free agency, 2010 third-round pick Major Wright would be the Bears' choice to replace Manning in the starting lineup.

NFC North best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 22, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC North who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Henry Melton, Matthew Stafford, Brian Robison and Mike Neal.

Report: Felony charges against Wolfe dropped

Posted June 21, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Former Bears RB Garrett Wolfe had felony charges against him dropped on Tuesday from his May 22 arrest at a Miami Beach, Fla., nightclub.

Bears might have limited time to consider O-line options

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
If there is going to be a full season in 2011, the Bears will likely have to work quickly to unscramble the situation on their offensive line.

Off the field, but in the way

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
There are plenty more people than just players and owners being affected by the NFL lockout.

Bears hoping CB Bowman takes advantage of fresh start

Posted June 03, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Although Bears head coach Lovie Smith benched Zack Bowman three games into the 2010 campaign, Smith has made it clear this offseason that he has not given up on the cornerback.

Bears' free-agent hunt will have to include linebackers

Posted May 23, 2011 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
The most glaring hole in the Bears' roster is at linebacker, where Nick Roach is a free agent.

RB Wolfe arrested in Miami

Posted May 22, 2011 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
Free agent RB Garrett Wolfe, who played for the Bears for the past four seasons, was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami.

Lockout limbo: Bears report

Posted May 14, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
The Bears were able to land the offensive lineman they coveted in the draft, but the O-line could still be leaving Jay Cutler in harm's way far too often.

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