An American football tight end, Bubba Franks, agreed to terms (a one-year, $1.65 million contract) with the New York Jets. Franks will be the Jets' No. 2 tight end behind Chris Baker.
He was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers 14th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. After a promising but unspectacular rookie season, he reached the Pro Bowl following his second NFL year, during which he caught nine touchdown passes. Franks has been to three Pro Bowls altogether (2001, 2002, and 2003). He missed much of the 2005 season with knee and neck injuries.
On February 20, 2008, Franks was released by the Packers after an unproductive and injury plagued 2007 season in which he was demoted to second string TE behind Donald Lee. He played for the Packers from 2001 to 2007.
US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Qadimi signed an agreement on July 26 to formally end the USA's military presence in the country by the end of the year