Aubrayo Franklin still hasn't signed his franchise tender, but is expected to soon
Posted by Mike Florio on August 13, 2010 9:45 PM ET
We mentioned earlier today (maybe it was yesterday) that the Kentwan Balmer fiasco in San Francisco would be getting a lot more attention if the Niners were the subjects of this years edition of Hard Knocks.
But without the ever-present cameras and given the absence of a look-at-me head coach (along with that good ol' East Coast bias), the 49ers haven't gotten much attention.
Indeed, most have forgotten that defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin isn't in camp, because he hasn't signed his franchise tender.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that Franklin is expected to sign the tender soon. Because he's not under contract, Franklin is subject to no fines or other penalties. If he shows up by Week 1, Franklin will receive his full base salary of $7.003 million.