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Packers put Johnathan Franklin on injured reserve

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Rookie running back Johnathan Franklin didn’t make much of an impact for the Packers this year. And now he won’t do anything else.

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Packers put the rookie running back on injured reserve Wednesday. They filled the roster spot by promoting linebacker Victor Aiyewa from the practice squad.

Franklin suffered a concussion last week while returning the opening kickoff.

The fourth-round pick only had 19 rushing attempts this season for 107 yards and a touchdown. Of those total yards, 103 of them came against the Bengals in Week Three, and he hasn’t been much of a factor since.

The Packers drafted backs in bulk hoping one would stick, and they haven’t been disappointed by second-rounder Eddie Lacy.

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6 Responses to “Packers put Johnathan Franklin on injured reserve”
  1. publicteamforever says: Nov 27, 2013 5:13 PM

    Franklin looked shifty at times, raw on blocking but the Pack did not throw to him, which was something they advertised his as early on. I hope he competes in 14′ and aspires to be used in a Danny Woodhead role.

  2. ddjesus says: Nov 27, 2013 5:54 PM

    Thought he would be a bigger contributor, but it’s nothing against him; James Starks has been a very pleasant surprise this season.

    Lift weights, study the playbook and be ready for the summer.

  3. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 27, 2013 6:13 PM

    How will this affect his inevitable Hall of Fame induction?

  4. fearthehoody says: Nov 27, 2013 8:06 PM

    Make the Bruin family proud next season Franklin!

  5. trollsetter says: Nov 27, 2013 8:18 PM

    He’s the next fan favorite. Sorry Kuhn, your days are numbered.

  6. trapshoot says: Nov 27, 2013 11:54 PM

    He showed enough in his one big game to deseved more time.

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