"It's doubtful (he'd play for the tender), but you never know," Franks agent Gene Mato told the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Franks has yet to receive any contract offers from other teams. If he receives another offer, the Packers have the right to match it. If the Packers do not match, they receive nothing in return.
Franks has been the team's top tight end since he was drafted in the first round (14th overall) by the Packers in 2000. He became only the second Packers' tight end to be named to three straight Pro Bowls (2001-03) since Paul Coffman, 1982-84). Franks was a Pro Bowl alternate last season after catching 34 passes for 361 yards and seven touchdowns.