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Franklin an example of lagging DL FA interest

Surprisingly, there appears to be almost no market for free agency's quality defensive linemen this year. The case of former 49er Aubrayo Franklin — a proven 3-4 nose tackle the Niners allowed to walk last summer — is especially interesting.

Despite the volley of pricey, high-profile contracts during the first 3½ weeks of free agency in the NFL, some spots have lagged far behind in the money chase, but few to the extent of the defensive tackle position. Especially when it comes to players changing franchises. To suggest that the market has been soft for veteran inside run-stuffers, no matter whether they play in a 3-4 or 4-3 front...

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