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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

Like it or not, Tolzien is playing waiting game

Posted May 06, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Because of the ongoing NFL lockout, former Wisconsin QB Scott Tolzien, who was undrafted, cannot speak to NFL teams about joining them for the 2011 season.

Bears introduce first-round pick Carimi

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 5:12 p.m. ET
While the lockout is back on, the Bears welcomed one player into their facility Saturday.

Bears sixth-round pick scouting report: LB J.T. Thomas, West Virginia

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Chicago drafted a player to help fill its void at linebacker in the sixth round.

Bears fifth-round pick scouting report: QB Nathan Enderle, Idaho

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Bears drafted a quarterback with their fifth-round choice, taking Idaho's Nathan Enderle with the 160th overall pick.

Bears No. 3 pick scouting report: S Chris Conte, California

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
The Bears added depth at safety in the third round, drafting California's Chris Conte, who was a late riser on draft boards during the evaluation process.

Bears No. 2 pick scouting report: DT Stephen Paea, Oregon State

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
One day after they nearly traded up in the first round, the Bears pulled the trigger on a deal in the second round, moving up nine spots to draft DT Stephen Paea.

Bears move up for DT Paea

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
The Bears moved up nine spots in the second round to draft Oregon State DT Stephen Paea.

Bears No. 1 pick scouting report: OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly draft expert Nolan Nawrocki gives his scouting report on Bears first-round pick Gabe Carimi.

Report: NFL "looking into" Bears-Ravens deal falling through

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
The Chicago Tribune reported Friday that the NFL is investigating the failed trade between the Ravens and Bears on Thursday night. "We are looking into it," NFL senior vice president of public relations Greg Aiello told the Tribune in an ...

Blunder doesn't stop Bears from acquiring Carimi

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 7:34 a.m. ET
The Bears drafted the player they coveted with the 29th overall pick Thursday, but they put a potential trade partner in a bad position along the way.

Teams to begin offseason workouts next week

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
With the news that the league year will start on Friday morning, teams are notifying their players that offseason workouts will begin shortly.

Teams continue to deny facility access to players

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Multiple teams have denied their players access to the organizations' training facilities Thursday, following Judge Susan Richard Nelson's ruling that the lockout should be immediately lifted, according to multiple published reports.

No deal yet, but Bears, Adams share mutual interest

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
Anthony Adams spoke this week as if he would be playing for the Bears next season, but he'll be an unrestricted free agent when free agency begins this offseason.

Draft Dose: Who needs a DT?

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
In the 32nd and final installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at 10 teams in need of a defensive tackle.

Adams, Webb honored with Piccolo Award in unusual day for Bears

Posted April 26, 2011 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
While the NFL waits to hear whether its request for a stay of the injunction ending the lockout pending an appeal of Judge Susan Richard Nelson's ruling for the players association, everything was not business as usual at the ...

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