Chargers sign DT Aubrayo Frank

The San Diego Chargers have signed defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin to a one-year contract. Franklin started nine games last season for the New Orleans Saints, registering 17 tackles. Franklin is a 6-foot-1, 317-pounder from the University of Tennessee who hasn't missed a game since the 2007 season. He has 204 career tackles
July 19, 2012

Franklin an example of lagging DL FA interest

Surprisingly, there appears to be almost no market for free agency's quality defensive linemen this year. The case of former 49er Aubrayo Franklin — a proven 3-4 nose tackle the Niners allowed to walk last summer — is especially interesting.
April 7, 2012

Aubrayo Franklin sprains knee

New Orleans Saints veteran nose guard Aubrayo Franklin sprained his medial collateral ligament in his right knee, Saints coach Sean Payton announced. That's not great news, but it's better than the alternative since Franklin should be able to return soon.
August 21, 2011

News and views: Franklin, Lawson are goners

News and views from a busy day at 49erland, which featured the team losing two starting defensive players in free agency while gaining another who ought to be a big help.
August 2, 2011

The 49ers and free agency

The 49ers have 15 players who are unsigned for 2011. Here's a look at the team's free agents -- and our take on which ones they should try to keep and which ones they should let go.
March 1, 2011