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Should he stay or go? Aubrayo Franklin

Franklin may be No. 1 DT available in free agency

After four solid seasons with the 49ers, Aubrayo Franklin is about to strike it rich. Franklin is considered the top commodity among San Francisco's 15 impending free agents, with consensus opinion ranking him among the top 25 players available overall and the No. 1 free agent among defensive tackles. Should the 49ers make an effort to bring him back or let him go? We take a look at both sides.

There is no question Franklin has played a major role in both the construction and occasional success of San Francisco's defense since he joined the team as a free agent in 2007. Back then, Franklin was a relative unknown, having spent his first four NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, where he recorded just one start in 36 games played. But then-49ers coach Mike Nolan, who was Baltimore's... Recommended Stories