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Ricky Jean-Francois | Defensive Lineman | #99

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 313
College: LSU
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (244) / SF
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Packers signed DL Ricky Jean-Francois to a one-year, $3 million contract.
Jean-Francois slides right in as a proven run stopper for a defense that started out hot on the ground last season, but faded as the year wore on. Headed into his age-31 season, Jean-Francois hasn't missed a game since 2013. He will be a valuable role player in Green Bay. Mar 23 - 4:38 PM

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Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit the Packers.

The 30-year-old has generated plenty of interest since being suspiciously cut by the Redskins last week. Outspoken against the direction of the Redskins, Jean-Francois was suddenly dumped, and he's since visited the Seahawks, Bears, and Packers. He'd be a solid fit in the Packers' 3-4 front.
Mar 21 - 8:41 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit Chicago on Saturday.

He's also meeting with Seattle this weekend. Jean-Francois hasn't struggled for interest since getting cut from the Redskins. He profiles best in a 3-4 scheme.
Mar 17 - 7:19 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit the Seahawks on Friday.

The veteran run stopper has appeared in 16 games six of the past seven seasons. The 30-year-old was cut by the Redskins on Wednesday.
Mar 16 - 8:12 PM

Redskins released DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

It's an expected move after Washington signed Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain. A favorite of ex-GM Scot McCloughan, Jean-Francois played just 439 snaps in a run-stopping role last year. His release saves $3M, but leaves $1M in dead money.
Mar 15 - 6:19 PM

ESPN's John Keim speculates the Redskins might move on from DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

Washington bolstered its defensive line with Stacy McGee and Terrell McClain and is visiting with Bennie Logan over the weekend. Jean-Francois is set to count $4 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, which is too steep a price to pay for a backup lineman. Jean-Francois played 439 snaps last season.
Source: ESPN
Mar 11 - 7:40 AM

Redskins signed DL Ricky Jean-Francois to a three-year, $9 million contract.

The deal includes $4 million guaranteed, and could be worth as much as $11.25 million if Jean-Francois reaches certain incentives. It's a nice chunk of change for a player who got released by the Colts just three days ago. Jean-Francois had a negative Pro Football Focus rating in both of his seasons with the Colts, and generated only 5.5 sacks in 26 games. He was drafted by new Redskins GM Scot McCloughan in San Francisco.
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit with the Seahawks this week.

Jean-Francois has drawn interest from multiple teams since being released. He's scheduled to meet with Washington and the 49ers in addition to Seattle. Jean-Francois should be seeking a multi-year deal after posting a career-high 28 tackles and three sacks in 2014.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 05:18:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois will visit the Redskins and 49ers this week.

Jean-Francois, 28, was released by the Colts on Monday in a salary-cap move. He played for the 49ers under new coach Jim Tomsula from 2009-2012 and could be an option to replace Justin Smith at right end if Smith retires. In D.C., Jean-Francois would be an option to replace free agent LE Jarvis Jenkins.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 08:28:00 AM

Colts released DE Ricky Jean-Francois.

Jean-Francois registered a career-high 28 tackles in 2014, but he was costing the Colts too much money. Releasing Jean-Francois opens up $4.875 million in cap space. The Colts will likely move forward with promising third-year DE Montori Hughes as their starting five-technique across from Arthur Jones.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Colts declared DE Ricky Jean-Francois, S Sergio Brown, OL Mike McGlynn, CB Sheldon Price, OLB Daniel Adongo, OL Joe Reitz, and DT Cory Redding inactive for Week 17 against the Jaguars.

Indianapolis' roster is in pretty good shape one week away from finishing the regular season atop the AFC South by a landslide margin. Jean-Francois has been nursing a foot sprain since the beginning of December.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 11:41:00 AM

Colts DE Ricky Jean-Francois has been diagnosed with a sprained foot, and will be sidelined 2-4 weeks.

That timeline has Jean-Francois in danger of missing the rest of the regular season. In the first year of a four-year, $22 million deal, Jean-Francois has managed 19 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 10 games. He missed time earlier this season with a groin injury. He's graded out as the No. 21 3-4 end in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Ricardo Mathews and Fili Moala will pick up the slack in Jean-Francois' absence.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Colts DE Ricky Jean-Francois (groin) will be out 1-2 weeks.

Jean-Francois, the Colts $22 million free-agent pickup, dominated against the Raiders in Week 1 and then got run over by the Dolphins in Week 2. The Colts have signed Lawrence Guy for defensive line depth while RJF heals.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 12:29:00 PM

Colts DT Ricky Jean-Francois was forced from Sunday's game against the 49ers with a groin injury.

Jean-Francois left early in the fourth quarter, and did not return. The run stopper has been playing about 66 percent of the Colts' defensive snaps this season.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Colts signed DT Ricky Jean-Francois, formerly of the 49ers, to a four-year, $22 million contract.

Here's the move owner Jim Irsay assured fans they would be "FIRED UP ABOUT." It's just the latest deal from the free-spending Colts, and another questionable contract from GM Ryan Grigson, who had a nearly flawless first year on the job. Jean-Francois can play any spot on the line, but has never been a starter. Per The Sideline View's Adam Caplan, Jean-Francois has never played more than 27 percent of his team's defensive snaps in a single season. Grigson has earned the benefit of the doubt, but it seems like an overpay on the surface, much like Gosder Cherilus (five years, $34.5M) and Erik Walden's (four years, $16M) deals.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 03:10:00 PM

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