Franklin poised for short stint vs. 49ers
The Broncos considered sitting Franklin in this preseason opener given he left practice Monday with a hip injury and did not participate in Tuesday’s full practice. He did take part in a walk-through Tuesday night. But if Franklin can move without difficulty through warm-ups, he should make a brief appearance.
Typically, you don't want to rush players onto the field for a preseason game, but if the Broncos are to keep Peyton Manning's jersey clean tonight, playing Franklin may be their only choice.