Packers reportedly ‘worried’ Franklin may not play again

Johnathan Franklin’s NFL career could be over before it began. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers are “worried” that Franklin’s neck injury, initially suffered last season, might be career-threatening. The second-year running back hurt his neck and was concussed on a kickoff in Week 12, sending him to injured reserve. Sources tell Demovsky…

BenJarvus Green-Ellis could be cut before season begins

The “Law Firm” may be facing relocation. In his weekly mailbag, ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey predicted running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis will be released before the start of the season. Due $2.3 million in 2014, the final year of his contract, Green-Ellis would be the odd man out of a backfield that includes clear-cut starter…

Report: 49ers want to extend Kaepernick before camp

Come late July, Colin Kaepernick could be celebrating his riches. CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers want to complete the franchise quarterback’s contract extension before the start of training camp. Already deemed a “high priority” by coach Jim Harbaugh, Kaepernick’s deal will have to wait until after June 1, when Carlos Rogers‘ release becomes official,…

Eagles reportedly want to trade up, draft ‘prime’ receiver

The Eagles own the No. 22 overall pick of the draft, but, come Thursday night, they may not sit there for long. Peter King of TheMMQB.com reports the Eagles “want in on the prime receiver action” and could trade up to acquire a blue-chip talent. King adds that general manager Howie Roseman is doing his…