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Franks to the Jets ?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackOne, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. PackOne

    PackOne Cheesehead

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    Tight end Bubba Franks, cast aside by the Green Bay Packers after eight seasons with the team, could still be wearing a green uniform in 2008.

    According to the Newark Star-Ledger, the New York Jets are close to signing Franks. An announcement could come as early as Monday.

    The Jets reportedly considered drafting Franks in 2000, when the team had four first-round picks. Instead, he was taken by the Packers with the fourteenth overall selection. The Jets drafted tight end Anthony Becht with their fourth and final first-round selection that year.

    After starting 14 games in 2006, Franks fell out of favor in Green Bay. Supplanted by Donald Lee, Franks appeared in only eight games in 2007, and started only once.

    Despite being a three-time Pro Bowler, Franks’ highest receiving yardage came in 2002, when he gained 442 yards on a career-high 54 receptions.
     
  2. Raider Pride

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    The Jets had (4) Four First Round Picks in 2000? I do not remember that.

    Boy they sure built a future dynasty with that opportunity.
     
  3. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    heh, I know, right? Can you imagine ole Teddy with four first round picks?


    wow.
     
  4. yooperfan

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    Good luck Bubba!
     
  5. all about da packers

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    This move isn't all that surprising considering the Jets have been looking to improve their blocking. I wish Bubba the best of luck.


    When I read the first post part about the Jets having 4 first round picks, my first thought was "imagine Ted with 4 picks in the top 32 picks.

    That'd be sweet.

    On the other hand, it's hard to believe the Jets didn't get more out of that draft.
     
  6. arrowgargantuan

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    Ted would trade down and end up with all 32 picks in the 7th round.
     
  7. BangTheDrum

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    They can have him... let him drop balls in NY
     
  8. mkapp

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    and now its official. from cbs sportsline:

    --TE Bubba Frank has agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Jets. Franks has been slowed in recent years by knee problems, but remains a strong blocking tight end and the Jets hope he will provide a receiving threat opposite starter Chris Baker as well.
     
  9. Zombieslayer

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    Well, he appears to have his old hands back. However, his speed has declined to the point my retired next door neighbor can cover him.
     
  10. b_mckendry

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    I am glad for Bubba. He spent his time well in GB. He needed to move on and have a new opportunity. I am happy Donald Lee and I feel he will be a great replacement for Bubba.
     
  11. packerfan1245

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    Don't rip Bubba. He did good here and I'll always remember him. I agree with mckendry.
     
  12. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    I watched the Seattle playoff game again tonight, and Franks was really laying the wood to defenders and was a big reason Grant broke some of his runs.

    I will miss his blocking. I really hope we get another big blocker for next season.
     
  13. IronMan

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    LOL
     
  14. Hammer

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    Shaun Ellis, John Abraham, Chan Pennington, Anthony Becht.
     
  15. Tiger

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    The Jets have had a notorious dodgy relationship with the draft but Mangini seems to be getting it right recently.
     
  16. Greg C.

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    It will be strange to see Bubba in a different uniform. I always thought he was drafted too high for his talent level, but he was a solid player who gave good effort. With the recent injuries, though, it was time to move on.
     
  17. RainX

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    You aren't kidding! :lol:
     
  18. cheesey

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    I like Bubba, and he had some good years here.
    I wish him well, just not against us! :wink:
     

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