Originally posted by redrathman:
Originally posted by 4evrfan:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by sdninerfan:
Originally posted by Youngone:
I think Aubrayo has overplayed his hand. He might not have a starting spot to come back to if he doesn't come back soon.
He will start, but even if he doesn't he's still coming back to a $7 million dollar payday. Not bad for 3 1/2 - 4 months of work.
is there even any proof that he is coming back or is all assumption?
He'd be an idiot to pass on 7 mil and sit out the year. Who, in their right mind, would pay big bucks for an older nose who's been out a year, esp long-term? The only sensible scenariuo is to play out his franchise year and kick a$$ enough that the 9'ers give him a good deal or he impresses another team enough to do so.
Franklin could also seek a trade to a team that is willing to pay him.
His agent came out and said a couple weeks ago that this is a non-issue, there is no holdout and the Niners have showed no worries with Franklin which indicates that this isn't an issue.
Pretty sure Sing is close enough to the guys that if one were to hold out or seek a trade he would know of it. It's not like his teammates haven't talked to him at all this off season. If he was threatening to make it an issue, a teammate would speak up to the coach because it would affect the entire team and we are in a win now situation, so there would be back up plans forming. But again there aren't so it's not an issue.
I think Justin Smith spilled the beans on when he is coming back, he said Franklin would only need 4 days, so expect him to sign on Monday would be my guess.