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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bubba on the Bubble???

Not long ago, Bubba Franks was viewed as the Packers franchise tight end. Now, Franks is fighting not only for playing time, but a roster spot.There are no assurances that Franks, the Packers' first-round pick in 2000, will make Green Bay's final 53-man roster.

In recent seasons, the Packers have sought to upgrade the position and, in the team's most recent minicamp, Green Bay had Donald Lee and Tory Humphrey working with the first-team offense.The Packers also tried to work in this year's seventh-round pick, former Rutgers tight end Clark Harris, but he dropped a couple of passes.Franks is coming off a season in which he dropped enough passes to jeopardize his standing this season.

He was not as reliable as a team would like its tight end to be. It is the reason that, even before training camp begins, Franks is on the bubble. He needs to do a better job holding on to the football and to fend off the competition that the Packers are going to throw at him this summer.

article by Adam Schefter & courtesy of

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