Franklin (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Lions, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

The undrafted rookie out of Temple will miss the first game of his career. He's taken on more responsibility of late, as he started the last four games and posted 18 tackles, a sack and a pass breakup. Myles Hartsfield could see more reps in nickel packages with Franklin on the sidelines.

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