Packers release injured RB Johnathan Franklin

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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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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