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With Randall Cobb expected to have a larger role on offense the Packers will need to look for someone to replace him as a kick returner.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, they Packers may look to rookie running back Johnathan Franklin to help them in the return game.

Over the past few weeks, another intriguing prospect has emerged in rookie running back Johnathan Franklin, a fourth-round pick and 4,400-yard rusher during his four seasons at UCLA who was never used in the return game.

 

During rookie orientation, however, McCarthy was optimistic about the 5-10, 205-pound speedster’s special teams potential given his highly touted agility, quickness and ability to make defenders miss.

 

“Frankly, I thought Franklin handled the ball on the punt and the kickoff,” McCarthy said. “I was excited about that, too, so he seems very natural.”

 

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