From the FanPosts. Thanks for the update. -Chris
Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Wednesday that the club has agreed to terms of a four-year contract with WR Will Franklin. As per Chiefs policy, no other terms of the agreement were made available. Franklin is the second Chiefs draft choice to agree to contract terms, joining fifth-round selection CB Brandon Carr (140th overall).
Franklin (6-0, 209) joined the Chiefs as the club’s fourth-round pick (105th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played in 48 games (36 starts) at Missouri, catching 143 passes for 2,125 yards (14.9 avg.) with 13 TDs for the Tigers. His 143 receptions and 2,125 receiving yards are each tied for fourth in school history.
Franklin started all 11 games as a junior in 2006, catching 48 passes for 829 yards (17.3 avg.) with six TDs. He was named honorable mention All-Big 12. His 829 receiving yards in 2006 ranked as the seventh-highest single-season mark in Mizzou history.
The St. Louis, Missouri native was named all-state, all-metro and all-league as a senior at Vashon High School. He caught 37 passes for 907 yards with 17 TDs. Franklin was also a standout basketball player.