The Indianapolis Colts (and Jimmy Raye is probably giggling in his seat all over this while holding up the bird to his former bosses) have signed former San Diego Chargers NT Aubrayo Franklin. THIS SUCKS!
Franklin was a big part of the run defense last season. He clogged up blockers and allowed the middle linebackers, Takeo Spikes and Donald Butler, to make plays in the run game. Franklin was a big part of the defense.
Now we have to find someone new to clog the middle of the defense. Cam Thomas is going to get more playing time and could be the starter, but there needs to be some added depth there. Former Baltimore Ravens NT Ma’ake Kemoeatu has been mentioned as a possible replacement, but that signing remains to be seen.
We already released Antonio Garay and he could have taken some snaps in the middle. He wasn’t going to be a starter, but he was able to give some guys a breath here and there.
Another hole in the ground that needs to be filled. We like holes!