TE Bubba Franks
The New York Jets have re-signed unrestricted free agent tight end Bubba Franks. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Franks (6'6", 265), a 10-year veteran, has played in 122 games, making 98 starts, and recorded 262 receptions for 2,347 yards and 32 touchdowns. In his first season with the Jets in 2008, he caught six passes for 47 yards in eight games (four starts).
Prior to joining the Jets, Franks spent eight seasons with Green Bay, where he played in 114 games, starting 94, and had 256 receptions for 2,300 yards and 32 touchdowns. His career totals for receptions and touchdowns rank second among tight ends in Packers history and his yardage total stands fifth. He earned three consecutive Pro Bowl berths, appearing from 2001-03.
Selected by Green Bay in the first round (14th overall) of the 2000 NFL draft, he played in 82 regular-season games and six postseason contests before missing his first NFL game in 2005.