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Ricky Jean Francois

Ricky Jean Francois - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 295 lbs.
Birthday 11/23/1986
Birthplace Miami, FL
College LSU
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 7th round, 35th pick by 49ers

Colts still waiting for 2010 first-rounder Hughes to contribute

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
On top of the disappointment of getting blown out by the Texans in Week One, Colts 2010 first-round DE Jerry Hughes was a healthy scratch from the contest.

Browns-Colts matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Colts game.

Browns-Colts matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Colts game.

Gut check time for Colts' defense

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Colts' Week One struggles offensively without Peyton Manning were predictable. But what is the excuse for the poor defensive showing?

What to do with the Colts' skill-position players?

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar says that WR Reggie Wayne appears to be the Colts' best bet from a fantasy perspective but not to give up hope on the others.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 4:43 a.m. ET
We look at Cam Newton's impressive debut, a controversial call from the Packers-Saints opener, some disappointing front-runners and plenty more.

Texans roll past Manning-less Colts

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Colts looked lost without Peyton Manning and the Texans took advantage, with Jacoby Jones returning a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in a 34-7 rout Sunday.

Better blocking, establishing run critical for Colts under Collins

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
With Colts QB Peyton Manning sidelined indefinitely, his replacement, veteran Kerry Collins, must get better protection and greater contributions from the running game.

Manning undergoes surgery; timetable to return unknown

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Colts announced that Peyton Manning underwent surgery Thursday morning, the third neck surgery he has had in the past 19 months.

Irsay: Manning out 'for awhile'

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay said that Manning did not have another procedure last Sunday, but will be out "for awhile."

Manning ruled out for Week One

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said on ESPN Radio Wednesday that Peyton Manning has been ruled out for the team's season opener on Sunday against the Texans.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Colts delay Tressel hiring until Game Seven

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 1:16 a.m. ET
Seeking to defuse a potential controversy over their hiring of Jim Tressel, the Colts said Monday that his role as a game-day consultant wouldn't begin until the seventh game.

Del Pilar's Digest: Fantasyland injuries

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar brings you up to date on key injuries, including Peyton Manning's, and how they affect the fantasy prospects of those injured and their skill-position teammates.

Manning 'doubtful' for opener, won't practice

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Colts have decided to hold out QB Peyton Manning out of practice, leaving him "doubtful" to play in the team's season opener vs. Houston.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2013
Less than 24 hours after adding Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry to the roster, the Indianapolis Colts struck two more deals, this time landing San Francisco defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois and re-signing cornerback Darius Butler. Terms of the deals were not immediately available. The latest moves are intended to help revamp a traditionally undersized defense that has played a secondary role to quarterbacks Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and the offense in recent years.||||||| Francois is a 6-foot-3, 295-pound defensive lineman who some believed was the only free agent capable of playing all three defensive line positions in the 3-4 defense Indianapolis switched to last season. He's played previously for Colts defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.

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