Jordan Franks
Franks with the Cleveland Browns in 2021
No. 87 – Cleveland Browns
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1996-02-01) February 1, 1996 (age 25)
Tallahassee, Florida
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Wakulla
(Crawfordville, Florida)
College:UCF
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receptions:2
Receiving yards:37
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Jordan Franks (born February 1, 1996) is an American football tight end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Central Florida.

College career

Franks played four seasons for the Knights, appearing in 27 games. While initially recruited as a wide receiver, Franks played several positions at UCF, including linebacker and safety, before moving to tight end.[1]

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Franks signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2018.[1] Franks failed to make the Bengals' 53-man roster out of training camp and was subsequently signed to the team's practice squad.[2] Franks was promoted to the active roster on October 23, 2018 after tight end Mason Schreck was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.[3] Franks made his NFL debut on October 28, 2018 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and recorded his first career reception after catching a 32-yard pass from Andy Dalton.[4] In his rookie season Franks played in six games with two receptions for 37 yards and one tackle on special teams.[5]

Franks was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019 but was signed to the practice squad the following day.[6][7] He was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2019.[8]

On September 5, 2020, Franks was waived by the Bengals.[9]

Philadelphia Eagles

On September 15, 2020, Franks was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad.[10] He was released on September 29, 2020.[11]

Cleveland Browns

Franks was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on October 13, 2020.[12] He was placed on the practice squad/injured list on November 4, 2020.[13]

Franks was signed to a reserve/futures contract by the Browns on January 18, 2021.[14]

Personal life

Franks' younger brother, Feleipe, is a former quarterback for the University of Florida and University of Arkansas Razorbacks.[15] Feleipe is currently a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons.

References

  1. ^ a b Marcum, Jason (April 28, 2018). "NFL undrafted free agency 2018: Bengals signing UCF TE Jordan Franks". Cincy Jungle. SB Nation. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Boyle, John (September 2, 2018). "Cincinnati Bengals sign 10 players to practice squad". Dayton Daily News. Cox Media Group Ohio. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Williams, Charean (October 23, 2018). "Bengals place Mason Schreck on IR, promote Jordan Franks". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Page, Fletcher (October 28, 2018). "Bengals-Bucs live: A.J. Green TD gives the Bengals 27-6 lead". The Cincinnati Enquirer. USA Today. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Sheeran, John (February 25, 2019). "Bengals 2018 Rookie Review". CincyJungle.com. SB Nation. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "Bengals Announce 53-Man Roster". Bengals.com. August 31, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  7. ^ "Bengals Establish Practice Squad". Bengals.com. September 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Bengals Sign Jordan Franks, Trenton Irwin To Roster; William Jackson Placed On Reserve/Injured". Bengals.com. December 27, 2019.
  9. ^ "Bengals Reduce 2020 Roster To 53 Players". Bengals.com. September 5, 2020.
  10. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 15, 2020). "Roster Moves: Eagles sign G Sua Opeta to the active roster". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  11. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 29, 2020). "Roster Moves: Eagles sign TE Jason Croom and CB Michael Jacquet to the practice squad". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  12. ^ "Browns sign TE Jordan Franks and T Timon Parris to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. October 13, 2020.
  13. ^ "Jordan Franks: Dealing with injury". CBSSports.com. November 4, 2020. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  14. ^ "Browns sign 14 players". ClevelandBrowns.com. January 18, 2021.
  15. ^ Hays, Chris (September 19, 2017). "UCF TE Jordan Franks thrilled to see brother's heroics in person". Orlando Sentinel. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved October 24, 2018.