Jets sign ex-Packers tight end Franks to one-year deal

Updated: March 17, 2008, 8:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Looking to add depth to the tight end position, the New York Jets added former Pro Bowler Bubba Franks to their roster.

After catching a career-low 18 passes for 132 yards and three touchdowns in eight games last season with the Packers, Franks is expected to be a backup behind Chris Baker this season.

Franks, who spent the last eight seasons with Green Bay, was cut last month. He was due to make $3 million in base salary.

According to several New York-area media reports, ...

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