Description: The 49ers are not expected to use the franchise tag before Thursday's deadline.
Insight: Aubrayo Franklin was the leading candidate, with Dashon Goldson also a consideration.
8/26/2010 8:28:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that franchise player Aubrayo Franklin will fly to San Francisco Saturday to sign his $7.003 million tender.
SOURCE: Adam Schefter via Twitter
Insight: This is a huge boost to the 49'er defense as he's one of the best nose tackles in the NFL and a very stout defender up the middle. We like San Francisco's team defense as a top 10 defense.
8/26/2010 6:01:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, via Twitter, that Franklin will fly to San Francisco on Saturday to sign his $7.003 million tender.
Insight: Franklin will step back in as the 49ers' starting nose tackle. (Rapid Draft.com)
8/23/2010 10:22:00 AM
Description: Davdid White of the San Francisco Chronicle reports, via Twitter, that Franklin, who is still unsigned, is expected to sign next week.
Insight: Franklin should step right back in as the 49ers' starting nose tackle and be a key cog in the team's 3-4 defense. (Rapid Draft.com)
7/14/2010 11:03:00 PM
Description: NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reports, via Twitter, that there's "no chance" the 49ers sign Franklin to a long-term deal by Thursday's deadline to do so with franchise players.
Insight: Franklin has yet to to sign his one-year franchise tender, and it's unknown if he'll do so in time for training camp. This could become a concern for the 49ers. (SportsBuff.com)
7/14/2010 8:51:00 PM
Description: JasonLaCanfora: 49ers will not get an extension done with DT Aubrayo Franklin before Thurs deadline for franchise players to do so. SOURCE: TWITTER / JASONLACANFORA
6/16/2010 10:50:00 AM
Description: The Sacramento Bee reports Franklin will not attend the 49ers' mandatory minicamp, which begins on Thursday.
Insight: Franklin has not yet signed his franchise tender, and has expressed a desire for a long-term deal. He should sign the tender and show up when training camp starts. (SportsBuff.com)
2/24/2010 12:02:00 AM
Description: Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports, via Twitter, that the 49ers have placed the franchise tag on Franklin.
Insight: This is not a surprise. Indications are the two sides will continue to try and negotiate a long-term deal. (SportsBuff.com)
2/17/2010 11:09:00 AM
Description: According to Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the 49ers want to see Franklin to put together back-to-back solid seasons before signing him to a long-term deal.
Insight: The 49ers are likely to use the franchise tag on Franklin after his nice 2009 season. (SportsBuff.com)
2/15/2010 6:04:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 49ers are expected to use the franchise tag on Franklin "in the coming days."
Insight: Franklin had an excellent season in 2009, and the 49ers would probably like to sign him long-term at some point. (SportsBuff.com)
2/10/2010 11:46:00 AM
Description: Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee expects the 49ers to use the franchise tag on Franklin.
Insight: Franklin was a key cog in the 49ers' defense in 2009, helping to free up LB Patrick Willis from his nose tackle spot. (SportsBuff.com)
1/5/2010 2:31:00 PM
Description: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 49ers' LB Patrick Willis is "praying to God" that the team re-signs Franklin.
Insight: Franklin is a impending free agent, and had an outstanding 2009 season despite being snubbed by Pro Bowl voters. The 49ers led the NFC in yards per-carry allowed this season, and Franklin was a key part of that success. (SportsBuff.com)