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Ricky Jean-Francois | Defensive Lineman

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 297
College: LSU
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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

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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

The Eagles and free agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois were reportedly "far apart" on dollar figures.

Jean-Francois left a visit with the Eagles and is headed for Indy. His camp no longer considers Philly an option. GM Howie Roseman could very well turn to the draft to fill their vacant 3-4 end spot. There's a ton of them available.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 10:08:00 PM

Free agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois is headed to Indianapolis for a visit with Colts officials.

Jean-Francois' Eagles visit has ended and his free-agent tour is continuing. Typically, players do not wind up signing with teams they visit and leave without a deal. Perhaps Philly will call Jean-Francois' agent on the flight.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Free agent DT Ricky Jean-Francois plans to take visits to club facilities before signing with a team.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport names the Titans, Eagles, Saints, and Colts as teams with Jean-Francois on their radar. It sounds like he is unlikely to sign before Wednesday afternoon. Jean-Francois has been in hot demand since the negotiating period began. The versatile utility lineman turned 26 in November.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 12:51:00 PM

The Akron Beacon-Journal confirms the Browns have "reached out" to free agent Ricky Jean-Francois.

Jean-Francois' agent hasn't been shy during the legal tampering period, getting his client connected to no fewer than five teams. Jean-Francois would provide versatile depth along the defensive line as the Browns switch to an attacking 3-4 defense.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 12:38:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer says the Browns are "believed to be" interested in free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

Add another to the list of suitors for Jean-Francois. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound 26-year-old lineman is a hot commodity. Cleveland could be in the market for someone to play on the three-man front with Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 02:12:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee reports the Eagles are interested in free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

Jean-Francois has had one of the hotter markets since the season ended. He's been connected to upwards of six teams. A bit player in San Francisco for the past four seasons, Jean-Francois has been a fine run defender and can fit in any defense. He would likely play defensive end in Philly.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 11:15:00 AM

The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans are interested in free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

Jean-Francois is a hot commodity, and the list of teams interested in him keeps growing. He'd play defensive tackle in Tennessee's 4-3 if signed. The Titans will likely need to replace free agent DT Sen'Derrick Marks on the interior.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 04:43:00 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco says there has been "no movement" in contract talks between the 49ers and free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

Jean-Francois, 26, has been one of the hotter names on the market so far. His ability to play every defensive-line position makes him a fit with any team. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound lineman has been linked to the Packers, Eagles, and Ravens.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 02:35:00 PM

A league source tells the Baltimore Sun that the Ravens have interest in free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

The Ravens have publicly stated their desire to upgrade at defensive tackle, where they appear to have given up on Terrence Cody. The run-stuffing Jean-Francois would be a nice fit, but he's also been linked to the Packers, Eagles and others. The cap-strapped Ravens are unlikely to be the highest bidder.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 12:02:00 PM's Ian Rapoport says to "watch the Eagles" on free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

Rapoport's advice came in a tossed-off reply on Twitter, but it's the second team Jean-Francois has been linked to in the past two days. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Monday that the Packers are interested. The Sideline View's Adam Caplan believes as many as 5-6 teams could pursue the reserve D-lineman. It's looking like Jean-Francois has played his last snap in San Francisco.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 01:35:00 PM

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