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Indianapolis Colts sign Ricky Jean-Francois

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 14, 2013 – 3:25 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois.


“Ricky is a quick, aggressive and extremely powerful player,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He has been a mainstay the last four years within a dominant NFL defense with a lot of special players. He not only has familiarity with our scheme and defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, but he is versatile enough to play any of our defensive line positions. At 26 years old, we feel the arrow is pointing straight up and we’re looking forward to him making a big impact for us this coming season.”


Last year with the San Francisco 49ers, Jean Francois, 6-3, 295 pounds, played in all 16 games for the third consecutive season and tallied career highs in tackles (51) and sacks (2.0). He capped the regular season registering 21 tackles (13 solo) and 2.0 sacks in the final three games, while adding five stops in team’s postseason run to Super Bowl XLVII.


Since being selected by the 49ers in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Jean Francois has played in 51 regular season games (five starts), totaling 106 tackles (54 solo), 3.0 sacks, two passes defensed and a forced fumble. In the postseason, he has notched seven tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed in five games played.

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8 Responses to “Indianapolis Colts sign Ricky Jean-Francois”

  1. By John Albertson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply


  2. By John Stanley Dickey on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Great and Wonderful free agency moves. Now all we have to do is draft a faster than fast wide out and Stephan Taylor and we will beat everybody and break the Dolphins record of undefeated. These moves were great. Every one of them.

  3. By Jack Hammer on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    4 years $22 million for a career backup!

  4. By zeedoubleyou on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    The career backup thing is overstated when you take into consideration that he was playing behind Justin Smith and Ray McDonald.

  5. By will i am on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Yep.. Good pick up maybe a wide out next how about Heyward-bey he’s fast n he’s a young wide out…

  6. By Crimedog on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    In Grigson we trust. You can’t go wrong with a Boilermaker as our GM, you know he’s gotta be smart.
    Great pick-up. He doesn’t have alot of miles on his wheels and he’s been surrounded by one of the best defenses in the NFL…what’s not to like. I’ve loved every move. Now draft a OLB 1st round, WR 2nd round, Center that can play guard 3rd round and a DB 4th round…

  7. By rally on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    We don’t have a second round pick, in fact I believe we only have four draft picks this year. I need to go confirm.

  8. By peytonsneck18 on Mar 16, 2013 | Reply

    no we dont have a 2nd round pick(vontae davis trade) or a 5th (TY Hilton) ,but im pretty sure we might get a few supplemental picks, and dont count out grigson wheeling and dealing and adding another pick during the draft if there is somebody that he wants

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