San Francisco 49ers: Why Aubrayo Franklin Must Sign His Franchise Tender

July 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As we've all come to realize, the NFL is a business.
Players are out to suck as much money as they possibly can from their respective organizations, and they won't rest until they do. They understand that success in the NFL is never guaranteed, and a potential injury could lose you millions. Therefore, after Pro Bowl players such as New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis and Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson had breakout seasons, it's time for them to get paid—or at least try to. 
Meanwhile, other teams around the league can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing they have avoided these distractions and can devote their full attention to more important issues such as training camp and preparing their players for the upcoming season. 
Unfortunately for the San Francisco 49ers, they are no longer amongst those teams. Earlier in the off-season, the team decided to place a $7.003 million franchise tag on starting nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin. However, to-date, he is stil...

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