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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

NFL players arrive to work on Tuesday

Posted April 26, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
NFL players were told on Monday evening they could return to work by Judge Susan Richard Nelson, and on Tuesday morning, they did.

Angelo: Bears will seriously consider trading down in draft

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
Bears GM Jerry Angelo isn't expecting a franchise-changing player to be on the board when the Bears are on the clock with the 29th overall pick.

Reaction to Bears' 2011 schedule

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
A difficult three-game stretch awaits the Bears at the start of the 2011 season.

2011 Bears schedule

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
The Bears' 2011 schedule was announced Tuesday evening.

NFL confirms Bears-Bucs in London

Posted April 18, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Bears and Buccaneers will play in London on Oct. 23 as part of the fifth annual NFL International Series game, confirming reports from last week.

Bears could address need at linebacker in middle rounds

Posted April 16, 2011 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
The Bears will enter the draft with only two linebackers under contract, but sources don't expect them to address linebacker early in the draft.

Former Bears QB Douglass arrested for trespassing

Posted April 14, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Former Bears QB Bobby Douglass was arrested in Lake Forest, Ill., on Wednesday night and charged with felony criminal trespassing to a residence and criminal damage to property, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Reports: Bears-Bucs to play in London

Posted April 12, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
According to multiple reports, the 2011 NFL game in London will pit the Bears against the Buccaneers.

Bears to open preseason in Hall of Fame Game

Posted April 12, 2011 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Bears will play in the NFL's preseason opener when they take on the Rams in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, it was announced Tuesday.

Report: Bears candidate to play in Hall of Fame Game

Posted April 05, 2011 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
Assuming there is a preseason, the Bears may be a candidate to play the year's first game, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Draft Dose: Who needs an offensive tackle?

Posted April 04, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
As the NFL draft draws near, PFW looks at five teams that could use some help at offensive tackle — with USC's Tyron Smith a rising prospect at the position.

Bears not down on Hester, despite declining receiving numbers

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
After setting career highs in receptions and receiving yards in 2009, WR Devin Hester's numbers dipped in '10, but the Bears have not soured on him.

Former Bear Seymour dies of cancer

Posted March 31, 2011 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Former Bears WR Jim Seymour died Thursday at the age of 64 after a lengthy battle with cancer, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 29

Posted March 30, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 29th pick in the NFL draft, including Giants WR Hakeem Nicks, who was selected at that spot in 2009.

Time for Cutler to speak up

Posted March 28, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
As the leader of the Bears, it's important for Jay Cutler to speak up on his own behalf and tell fans what happened to him during the NFC championship game.

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