The Seahawks seem to always be in the market for defensive line upgrades each and every year, so we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that they’re interested in a veteran player who was cut ahead of free agency.
Signing Jean-Francois wouldn’t count against their compensatory picks and he does offer some position versatility, which is one thing the Seahawks value.
Following his release, Rapoport mentioned that Jean-Francois’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, expected his client to have an active market, so it wouldn’t be surprising to hear more teams added to this list.
Jean-Francois, 28, ultimately secured a four-year, $22 million contract that included $5.5 million guaranteed from the Colts, and it’s not as though he was a horrible player last season.
In fact, Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 26 defensive end in a 3-4 system out of 47 qualifying players.
Last year, Jean-Francois appeared in all 16 games and recorded 28 tackles, three sacks, a fumble recovery and six pass defenses for the Colts.