Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Bubba's back!

The Packers and Bubba Franks finally agreed to contract terms: reportedly 7 years, $28 million. No other teams were biting on Bubba during free agency as a result of the transition player tag placed on him by the Packers. The Pack, on the other hand, was unable to find any tight ends on their own roster or elsewhere who could match Bubba's abilities. In the end, Bubba got the long-term deal he was looking for and the Packers got back their much-needed tight end. Now that Bubba has what amounts to a lifetime deal -- although there must be buyout provisions in the contract just in case -- let's hope he continues to be his steady self, blocking well and catching those endzone TDs.