Packers release injured RB Johnathan Franklin

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The Green Bay Packers have released running back Johnathan Franklin.

Franklin has suffered a career-ending neck injury.

Frankling was drafted in the fourth round out of UCLA last season. He played in 11 games and rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown before sustaining the neck injury.

"It’s never easy releasing a player, but it's especially difficult when a young man's opportunity is taken away from him because of an injury,” Packers general manager Ted Thompson said. “Johnathan is a great person, a wonderful teammate, and a man that lives by his faith. The Packers are fortunate to have had the chance to work with him and we know that he will excel in whatever the future holds for him. He will always be a member of the Packers family.”

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