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Chargers CB Franklin stepping up

Gabe Franklin

Gabe Franklin knew he had to step up his game to begin a career in the NFL. With a chance at a roster spot, or even a practice squad nod, he has turned the heat on his competitors, a fact that has not gone unnoticed to the Chargers' coaching staff.

Coming out of Boise State, Gabe Franklin fell out of the draft and had to sign on as an undrafted free agent. Since arriving to camp, he has played like a seasoned veteran. On Wednesday, Franklin was blanketing receivers, swatting away numerous balls and getting accolades and high fives from his position coach, Brian Stewart. His main goal when he arrived in town was not...

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