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Johnathan Franklin could return to Packers in non-playing role

Johnathan Franklin’s playing career with the Green Bay Packers ended last month because of a severe neck injury.  But the former fourth-round pick could still remain with the organization. Packers coach Mike McCarthy wants to find a non-playing role in the organization for Franklin. “He’s as fine as a young man that’s ever walked through these doors in my time here,...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Looking to Add Former Running Back Johnathan Franklin to Staff?

Johnathan Franklin was a heck of a running back during his playing days at UCLA. When the Green Bay Packers drafted him fans likely imagined he and Eddie Lacy would become the premier one-two combo in the league. That is, until a neck injury forced Franklin to call it a career after one season.However, that does not mean he is done with the organization by any means.@RobDemovskyHead...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: 2014 Training camp preview

As we reach the end of June, the beginning of July can only mean one thing:  football is near.  The start of July also means that training camp is just around the corner, and for the Green Bay Packers, their training camp starts on July 26.  While most of the team is still the same from last year, there are some new faces that might be in starting spots. For those of you that...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Packers Player to Run For Mayor of Green Bay

Posted to SportsJonathan Franklin has some political aspirations, the he’s ready to explore them in Green Bay. According to Bleacher Report: Johnathan Franklin is a driven man. He’s driven to greatness on the field and off of it.   The Packers’ fourth-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft possesses lofty political aspirations, including being a city’s mayor one day. Seeing that...
Via Sports Mockery
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting To Know: Johnathan Franklin

Packers Talk Radio Network continues its player profile series for our sponsor Mayfield Sports Marketing with a look at former Packers running back, Johnathan Franklin. Two words: “Big letters.” Then, a few more: “We’ll be better. I can promise you that.” In the 2013 draft, Ted Thompson used his second round pick on Eddie Lacy and to the surprise of many, drafted a running...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnathan Franklin is done as a Green Bay Packer

Green Bay Packers running back Johnathan Franklin’s NFL career is over after a neck injury he suffered last November. Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement after Thursday’s final minicamp practice, saying he had “unfortunate news” about Franklin, who joined the team as a fourth-round pick out of UCLA last year and was injured on a […] The post Johnathan Franklin is...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Neck injury forces second year Packers running back to retire

Posted to Random ShizJonathan Franklin was a stud at UCLA, such a stud that the Green Bay Packers drafted him in the 4th round of the 2013 draft, even though they had already taken Eddie Lacy. Franklin and Lacy were expected to be the 1-2 punch that would take some pressure off the passing game for Green Bay, but not anymore. Franklin’s rookie season ended early when he was placed...
Via Sports Mockery
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers reportedly ‘worried’ Franklin may not play again

Johnathan Franklin's NFL career could be over before it began. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers are "worried" that Franklin's neck injury, first suffered last season, might be career-threatening. The second-year running back injured his neck and suffered a concussion on a kickoff in Week 12, sending him to injured reserve. Sources tell Demovsky...
Via Helmet2Helmet
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers former draft pick Johnathan Franklin might need to retire?

Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com is reporting that the Green Bay Packers are concerned that running back Johnathan Franklin might have a career-threatening neck injury. The team’s former fourth-rounder from UCLA hasn’t practiced this offseason, and the Packers are “putting Franklin through more tests to determine whether it’s safe for him to continue playing.” This is […] The...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnathan Franklin hasn’t practiced this offseason

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com,  Packers running back Jonathan Franklin hasn’t been practicing this offseason as he continues to recover from a neck injury he suffered last year. Franklin needs to get healthy (he has not practiced at all this offseason after finishing last season on injured reserve with a neck injury) and then probably needs to concentrate on improving...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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