The Green Bay Packers officially signed DT Ricky Jean Francois to a one-year contract on Friday.
Adam Schefter is reporting that the Packers have signed DT Ricky Jean Francois to a one-year, $3 million contract on Thursday.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Jean Francois to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released.
The Seahawks and Bears both met with Jean Francois since he became available, but it appears as though the Packers wound up being his best option in the end.
Francois, 30, is a former seventh-round pick of the 49ers back in 2009. He played four seasons for San Francisco before departing and signing on with the Colts as an unrestricted free agent.
After two years, the Colts cut Jean-Francois loose and he signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Redskins in February of 2015. He was set to make a base salary of $2.75 million for the 2017 season when the Redskins released him in a move that freed up $3 million of available cap space.
In 2016, Jean Francois appeared in all 16 games for the Redskins and recorded 32 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a pass defense. ProFootballFocus rated him as the No. 45 overall interior defender out of 127 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.