Former 49ers defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin was touted as one of the better values in free agency after the Saints signed him.
After a quiet training camp by all accounts, Franklin now needs to get over an injury. Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune writes that Franklin suffered a sprained MCL on Saturday night against Houston.
Yes, it was a rough night for the Saints rush defense.
The good news: The injury is not as serious as first believed, according to coach Sean Payton. With New Orleans’ Week One game against the Packers less than three weeks away, though, Franklin’s status would seem to be somewhat in doubt for the game.