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Franks served purpose with Packers

Though Bubba Franks' receiving skills have diminished in recent seasons, Packers fans should remember how the tight end came through earlier in his career when the Green Bay Packers needed him most, says PackerReport.com's Doug Ritchay.

This past week the Green Bay Packers released veteran tight end Bubba Franks, ending the former first-round draft pick's career in Green Bay after eight seasons. Most remember Franks as a player who lost his skills and hands over the last few seasons, instead of the player who filled a void for the offense when it was needed most. This season, Franks lost his starting spot to one-time street free...

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