The Packers drafted running backs in bulk a year ago, hoping something would work.
Now, they’re wondering if one of them will work again.
Last year’s fourth-rounder from UCLA hasn’t practiced this offseason, and according to the report, the Packers are “putting Franklin through more tests to determine whether it’s safe for him to continue playing.”
Franklin had one great game last year, running for 103 yards on 13 carries against the Bengals in September. But he only had six more carries the rest of the season after that one, and second-rounder Eddie Lacy grew into his role as the lead back nicely.
While the lack of information will always cause speculation to grow, the fact he hasn’t been out there is a concern.