Tight end a no-show

Bubba Franks, who has not signed the transition tender that the Green Bay Packers placed on him in February, will not participate in this week's mini-camp, his agent says.<p>

Franks has until July 22 to field contract offers from other teams or sign the tender of $2.095 million. At this point, it is unlikely that Franks will receive any offers, but there is a possibility that he will not participate in the post-draft minicamp, June mini-camp, or training camp practices until he gets a long-term deal from the Packers.

"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.

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