White agrees to deal; Franks signs with Jets

Linebacker made visits to Denver and Pittsburgh; ex-Packers tight end gets one-year deal

Linebacker Tracy White agreed to a two-year deal that is worth $1.8 million and includes a $250,000 signing bonus, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

White visited Denver and Pittsburgh in free agency before deciding to return to Green Bay, but told the Journal Sentinel he wasn't comfortable fighting for a roster spot in the Steelers' 3-4 and the Broncos cooled after adding Niko Koutouvides.

White is the top backup at both outside spots for the Packers and is a strong special teams player.

Franks signs with Jets
As expected, the New York Jets signed three-time Pro Bowl tight end Bubba Franks to a one-year, $1.7 million deal today.

Franks, who spent the last eight seasons with Green Bay, will likely be the backup to Chris Baker. The 30-year-old Franks has battled injuries and his offensive production has slipped the last few years after Pro Bowl seasons from 2001-03. He was relegated to backup duty behind Donald Lee last season.

The No. 14 overall pick out of Miami in the 2000 draft had a career-low 18 catches for 132 yards and three touchdowns in eight games last season, but is still regarded as a strong blocker. He has 256 receptions for 2,300 yards and 32 TDs in his career.


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