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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
July 29, 2014  |  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...
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

Neck injury ends RB Franklin's career after just one year

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Johnathan Franklin's football career is over. Just one year after being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round, the 24-year-old running back found out that his neck injury is too severe to continue playing. "Unfortunately this week, I have been ruled out of returning for the 2014/15 season and returning to play in the NFL," Franklin posted on his...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 19, 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

Green Bay Packers’ RB Johnathan Franklin Likely to Retire

This is some incredibly sobering and sad news. Young Green Bay Packers running back Johnathan Franklin, who seemed to have a bright future ahead of himself on the football field, is likely going to have to be forced from the game due to a neck injury he suffered as a rookie in 2013.  Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy indicated on Thursday afternoon that they will have an announcement...
Via Sportsnaut
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, 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 that Franklin...
Via Helmet2Helmet
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers RB Johnathan Franklin’s Neck Injury Career-Threatening?

  Rob Demovsky of ESPN, citing two people with knowledge of the situation, writes that the Packers are concerned that the neck injury that placed RB Johnathan Franklin on injured reserve could be career-threatening. Demovsky adds that the sources said Green Bay would put Franklin through additional tests to determine if “it’s safe for him to continue playing.” This news...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Xs and Os: Packers Running Game from Substitution Packages

Packers running back Johnathan Franklin had a career day against the Cincinnati Bengals while running out of substitution packages. The key to the Green Bay Packers’ offensive success is having the ability to run or pass out of any personnel grouping and formation, especially with multiple wide receivers on the field. This means, in order to achieve offensive balance, the Packers...
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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