Originally posted on 12th Man Rising  |  Last updated 10/19/11
The Seahawks filled in Aaron Curry’s roster spot with rookie free agent Stephen Franklin. Franklin, a graduate of Southern Illinois University, was recently cut by the Bangles. The Seahawks said they originally saw and were interested in Franklin when they were scouting DT Jason Shirley, who was signed just before week 1.At 5-11, 235 Franklin is a bit undersized compared to the other LBs the Seahawks worked out. Franklin profiles better as a weakside linebacker than the strongside LB that he’s replacing, and his 5.5 sacks his senior season at SIU supports this assessment. I expect David Voroba to backup KJ Wright on the strong side instead of Franklin.  … [visit site to read more]
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