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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

Polian: 'Don't know anything' about Manning needing another procedure

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
A talk-radio station reports that Peyton Manning will need a second procedure on his neck, but Colts GM Bill Polian says he knows nothing about it.

Colts go with Painter as third-string QB

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
With Peyton Manning still recovering from neck surgery, the Colts finalized their QB depth chart on Saturday, in addition to making roster cuts to get to the 53-man limit.

Colts hire Tressel as game-day consultant

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel is back in football as a game-day consultant for the Colts, Jim Caldwell said on a conference call with reporters on Friday.

Collins struggles as Colts beat Bengals

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
Kerry Collins failed to get the Colts' offense moving Thursday night during a 17-13 preseason win over the Cincinnati Bengals that reiterated their big concern.

Burying Manning, Colts a mistake

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Texans are PFW's consensus pick to win the AFC South, but contributing writer Arthur Arkush isn't ready to bury the Colts and Peyton Manning.

Colts 2011 preview

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
How much will Peyton Manning's neck surgery impact the Colts? Learn more in PFW's in-depth team preview.

Manning taken off PUP list

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
The Colts have taken QB Peyton Manning off the PUP list, which will allow him to practice with the team and potentially play in Week One.

Colts cut eight players

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
NFL teams must trim their rosters from as many as 90 players down to at least 80 by Aug. 30. In advance of that, the Colts released eight players on Sunday afternoon.

Collins' deal as backup to Manning worth $14 million

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Colts' signing of 17th-year veteran Kerry Collins to a two-year contract on Wednesday will cost the team $4 million this season and $10 mil in 2012.

Packers use late flurry to edge Colts

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 12:21 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers was in midseason form, and backup Graham Harrell led Green Bay to 11 points in the final 35 seconds, rallying the Pack to a 24-21 win over Indianapolis on Friday night.

Colts get QB Collins to unretire

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms with Kerry Collins, who had announced his retirement in July.

Colts' Manning hopes he's ready for Week One

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning is hopeful that he'll be ready to play in the season opener, but he won't be seeing any preseason action.

Irsay: Colts evaluating QB situation

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter to discuss the team's quarterback situation on Saturday after the Colts fell to 0-2 in the preseason.

Beck, running game highlight Redskins' win at Colts

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
QB John Beck was sharp in his preseason debut as Washington, helped also by a strong running game, won 16-3 at Indianapolis Friday night.

Colts rookie OLT Castonzo coming on strong

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Colts rookie OLT Anthony Castonzo started slowly in camp, but he is progressing every day, the way we hear it.

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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