The Chicago Bears have elevated defensive end Cheta Ozougwu to the active roster and waived…
Special teamer Franklin making an impact
If anybody can attest to the lack of job security in the NFL, it would be Chicago Bears linebacker Jerry Franklin. Currently in his second year in the league, Franklin has already played for four different teams, on three different practice squads, including Chicago's earlier this season. Franklin seems remarkably calm for a player who has gone through so many transitions in his short career. He said he feels at home in Chicago, despite his lack of familiarity with the Midwest. A native of Sunset, Arkansas, Franklin spent his college career with the Arkansas Razorbacks, leading the team in tackles during his four years and notching two seasons with more than 100 tackles. Although projected to go in the fifth round of the 2012 draft, Franklins was passed over draft weekend, then signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. "It was a difficult time for me personally," Franklin said this week. "You have your hopes up so high then the phone never rings...
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