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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Packers RB Johnathan Franklin to retire from NFL Reply with quote

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Johnathan Franklin, a fourth-round pick in the 2013 draft, has been forced to retire due to a neck injury.

On Thursday, coach Mike McCarthy said that Franklin "will not be back with us," and then the running back soon after said on Twitter that his NFL career is over. He finished his rookie season on injured reserve with a neck injury.


http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/263869591.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Franklin struggled to get playing time because of Lacy and Starks. He was able to play week 3 against the Bengals when Lacy and Starks got injured. Franklin finished the game with 103 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is just awful. You don't wish this on anyone. Hopefully the kid can stay positive and find another career that makes him happy. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah that sucks to hear, actually liked him a lot more than Lacy in that draft.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish he could have atleast gotten the three years of service for the healthcare for life
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brodie wrote:
Wish he could have atleast gotten the three years of service for the healthcare for life


Maybe the nfl will give him it. If not, they should start waivers like this on a player by player basis
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sucks. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kutless wrote:
Brodie wrote:
Wish he could have atleast gotten the three years of service for the healthcare for life


Maybe the nfl will give him it. If not, they should start waivers like this on a player by player basis


With the long term damaging effects of playing the nfl, lifetime healthcare seems like a must, no matter how long you play. They probably wouldn't get sued so much if they did that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad the kid got one good game under his belt. He'll be able to remember that for a long time. Something to tell the kids and grandkids. Hope he can find something to keep him happy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so sick of these neck injuries ending careers in Green Bay. At least he has a good education from UCLA and hopefully a little bit of money saved up as well. He was so good against the Bengals too...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to run for mayor bro.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

domepatrol91 wrote:
Glad the kid got one good game under his belt. He'll be able to remember that for a long time. Something to tell the kids and grandkids. Hope he can find something to keep him happy.


Too bad we lost the game because he fumbled the ball away Sad

But other than that, he was extremely impressive in that game. I had high hopes. Although with Starks and Harris it wasn't sure he would have made the team anyways.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To bad to hear this. Still he's only 25, plenty of time for him to do something else with his life.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats just horrible to hear. Not that i wish it on an older player but he only played for such a short time in the big leagues. Hope the packers can help him out, maybe he can coach or something
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I was a huge fan of Franklin. I wish him the best. I truly believe he could've been a very good NFL RB, had he not gotten injured. So sad. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm sad that i'm desensitized to [Packer Player]'s career ends due to neck injury.

ugh
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