Johnathan Franklin will not return to Packers

Published 06/19 2014 06:19PM

Updated 06/19 2014 06:21PM

Running back Johnathan Franklin will not return to the Green Bay Packers, head coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday.

Franklin, a 4th-round draft pick out of UCLA in 2013, suffered a neck injury returning a kickoff in November against the Minnesota Vikings.

Franklin tweeted on Thursday that he won't be medically cleared to play in the 2014 season, for the Packers or otherwise.

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