Q: Will Aubrayo Franklin be a 49er this year?
My answer: If both are unrestricted free agents, there's a better chance the 49ers will retain Franklin at nose tackle over Lawson. But the 49ers have spoken to Isaac Sopoaga about moving to nose tackle. That leads me to believe that the 49ers have made plans for Franklin leaving as a free agent. The 49ers could move Sopoaga to nose tackle, and then sign a free agent, such as Cincinnati's Jonathan Fanene, to play left defensive end.
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[ Edited by PTulini on Jul 28, 2011 at 12:59:08 ]