Colts sign LB Zaire Franklin to $31M extension

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Linebacker Zaire Franklin agreed to a three-year, $31.26 million contract with the Colts on Monday.

Franklin’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, trumpeted the agreement, which replaces the final year on his deal (2024) worth $3.36 million.

Franklin has 345 total tackles in three seasons, more than any player in the league except Jaguars linebacker Foye Oluokun, who joined Jacksonville after a breakout season with the Atlanta Falcons in 2021.

Franklin, 27, was a seventh-round pick (235th overall) in 2018 and primarily played special teams until entering the starting lineup for Shaq Leonard.