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News on Bubba Franks' "holdout"
Packers: Clock ticking on Franks
Bubba Franks has until July 22 to sign an offer from another team?an offer the Packers have the right to match. Either that or the big tight end could simply opt to sign the $2.095 million tender offer from the Pack, as their transition player. With only a week to go, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports things could "heat up."
The Packers need Franks to stay; his refusal to this point likely stems from his being tagged as the transition player and a chance to keep his options open to see if other teams are interested. We're guessing this gets done and that the Pack may even sign him to a long term deal after July 22. Bubba is one of the top fantasy tight ends in touchdown-only leagues and is a talented blocker.