John Franklin

John Franklin

Wide Receiver #47
Team: Chicago Bears
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 186 lb.
College:Florida Atlantic
Born:September 21, 1994
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

John Franklin: Listed as receiver in finale

Franklin, previously listed as cornerback during his time on the practice squad, is listed as a receiver and is active for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Falcons, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The versatile Florida Atlantic product will help round out the Buccaneers' depleted receiver group in Week 17 after getting the call from the practice squad earlier in the week. Franklin will presumably operate as the No. 5 wideout, with fellow practice squad call-up Jaydon Mickens, who has 16 games of NFL experience, slotting in ahead of him.

December 29, 2019 8:56 AM EST

John Franklin: Getting chance with Tampa Bay

Franklin was promoted from the practice squad to the Buccaneers' 53-man roster Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Franklin had been on Tampa Bay's practice squad as a cornerback for the past six weeks, but he's also being experimented with in other areas of the game and coach Bruce Arians said Monday that he's looking for the right way to utilize Franklin's skillset. However, it's not certain that Franklin will see the field during Sunday's season finale against the Falcons.

December 24, 2019 2:05 PM EST

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