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49ers franchise player Franklin absent for start of camp

Matt Maiocco of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports that 49ers nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin was a no-show for the start of training camp Saturday.  Franklin is an unsigned franchise player, so he is not at risk of hefty daily fines.

Franklin has yet to accept his one-year, $7.003 million franchise tender.  Maiocco is confident Franklin will eventually sign the deal, which immediately becomes guaranteed once pen is put to paper.
The Niners do not appear to be interested in signing Franklin to a long-term deal at this time.  It’s believed tight end Vernon Davis, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract, is higher on the team’s priority list.
Franklin will probably report at some point during the preseason.
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8 Responses to “49ers franchise player Franklin absent for start of camp”
  1. OJ SIMPSON says: Jul 31, 2010 3:21 PM

    the 9′ers will back their way into the post season with a 5-11 record

  2. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jul 31, 2010 3:28 PM

    I bet when he was a kid, Aubrayo had a hell of a time finding one of those little license plates with his name on it?

  3. NinerNation says: Jul 31, 2010 4:03 PM

    The Niners CANNOT sign him until after the season is over…because he is their designated franchise player. Damn Silva, learn the rules.

  4. ICEWALKER says: Jul 31, 2010 4:57 PM

    Poo Flinging Monkey says:
    July 31, 2010 3:28 PM
    I bet when he was a kid, Aubrayo had a hell of a time finding one of those little license plates with his name on it?
    ++++++++++++++++
    Awesome thought!! Made me laugh!

  5. ICEWALKER says: Jul 31, 2010 5:03 PM

    NinerNation says:
    July 31, 2010 4:03 PM
    The Niners CANNOT sign him until after the season is over…because he is their designated franchise player. Damn Silva, learn the rules.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I was looking up online and found this information. Seems that a franchise player CAN sign a long term deal (which I thought was the case);
    Length of Offers
    The contract offer for a franchise player tag offer is only for one year. Teams can then continue to negotiate with the agent of the player for a longer contract DURING THE YEAR. Transition players get one-year offers, but matching another team’s offer can include multiple-year contracts.
    Read more: NFL Franchise Tag Rules | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5156777_nfl-franchise-tag-rules.html#ixzz0vIPYcf7s

  6. robert ethen says: Jul 31, 2010 5:33 PM

    Franklin is making his way to camp. But at a turtle’s pace.

  7. NinerNation says: Aug 1, 2010 12:38 AM

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/14/report-no-chance-49ers-will-extend-franklin/
    No, once the deadline has passed(It did), you cannot SIGN the FRANCHISE player until the season is over.

  8. mikeincali says: Aug 1, 2010 2:16 AM

    well of course he’s gonna skip most of tc til the end of it. he hasnt signed his contract and wen he does it is only 1 year so he doesnt want to risk injury

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