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Draft Scout Johnathan Franklin News
06/20/14 - RB Johnathan Franklin is done with the team and potentially his career is over.
"I have some unfortunate news about Johnathan Franklin," McCarthy said Thursday. "The organization will address this tomorrow. But, all of the information has come in, we've had a chance to sit down and talk to Johnathan the last couple days. He will not be back with us."
The Packers waived Franklin Friday after the medical staff didn't clear him this spring to return from a neck injury he sustained in the overtime tie against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on Nov. 24 last season.
Franklin, who reportedly has yet to undergo surgery, posted a note on his Twitter feed Thursday afternoon. It read in part:
"... Our God has purpose, and paths set for all of us. First off I would like to thank everyone who has supported me upon getting to this part of my life (it) has been a tremendous blessing. Unfortunately this week I have been ruled out of returning for the 2014/15 season and returning to play in the NFL. But I understand God knows what he is doing and for now he has another platform for me to step upon. I ask that you all pray for me during this transition, I will stay strong and keep my peace through Christ because he is my guider. But thank you all And God Bless."
The Packers took Franklin, 24, in the fourth round of the 2013 draft out of UCLA.
Expectations were high upon his arrival that the speedy Franklin and the powerful Eddie Lacy, the team's second-round pick last year, would form a dynamic duo in the backfield.
Franklin had a breakthrough performance of 13 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown in a relief role in Green Bay's Week 3 loss at Cincinnati. However, he fell out of favor behind Lacy thereafter and had only six rushing attempts for four yards in the next eight games before succumbing to the season-ending injury.
"We were definitely sad," Lacy said Thursday about receiving the news directly from Franklin via text message.
11/30/13 - RB Johnathan Franklin was placed on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, the eve of the 40-10 loss at Detroit. Franklin, a fourth-round draft pick this year, suffered a concussion and a neck injury while returning the game-opening kickoff in the 26-26 tie against Minnesota on Sunday. He played in 11 games this season, mostly on special teams. Franklin had 19 carries for 107 yards - the bulk of the production in the Week 3 loss at Cincinnati, when he rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown in 13 attempts as an injury replacement.
11/27/13 - --RB Johnathan Franklin (concussion/neck) is out for the game Thursday at Detroit. The rookie backup is recovering from a hit to the helmet he sustained as he was tackled on the game-opening kickoff in the 26-26 tie against Minnesota on Sunday.
11/26/13 - RB Johnathan Franklin (concussion/neck) didn't participate in the team's jog-through practice Tuesday. Given the quick turnaround this week, the sparingly used rookie is unlikely to be available for the game at Detroit on Thursday.
11/25/13 - RB Johnathan Franklin (concussion/neck) suffered his injuries at the end of returning the game-opening kickoff in the 26-26 tie against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. With the Packers on a short week with a game at Detroit on Thursday, the rookie backup probably won't be available.