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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

AFC South daydreaming

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
Here are some potential compelling AFC South story lines that are in jeopardy because of the NFL lockout.

Angerer preparing to play wherever Colts need him

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
After starting the final 10 games of the season en route to earning PFW/PFWA All-Rookie honors, Colts LB Pat Angerer is preparing this offseason to make even bigger contributions to the team in 2011.

Colts address top need with OT Castonzo

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
After neglecting the position in the first round for the past 13 years, Colts football czar Bill Polian upgraded the OLT position by selecting Boston College's Anthony Castonzo.

Draft Dose: Who needs a DT?

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
In the 32nd and final installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at 10 teams in need of a defensive tackle.

Colts eyeing QB; Gabbert worthy of top-five pick?

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki answers questions from readers about whether the Colts should be interested in a quarterback and why Blaine Gabbert is warranting top-five interest.

Teams should mimic Wolf's QB ways

Posted April 19, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Ron Wolf drafted seven quarterbacks from 1992 to 2000 in his time as Packers general manager. He turned some of them into draft picks in future trades. Current teams should take note.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 22

Posted April 06, 2011 @ 9:03 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 22nd pick in the NFL draft, including QB Brady Quinn, who was selected by the Browns in 2007.

Draft Dose: Who needs an offensive tackle?

Posted April 04, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
As the NFL draft draws near, PFW looks at five teams that could use some help at offensive tackle — with USC's Tyron Smith a rising prospect at the position.

Colts in good shape at cornerback

Posted April 02, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
While the Colts likely will look to strengthen the safety position, we hear the club is in very good shape at cornerback, with the return of Kevin Thomas a big factor in Indy's optimism.

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

Colts must do more to help Manning

Posted March 15, 2011 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
As Peyton Manning enters the final stage of his career, it has never been more important to alter the approach of stockpiling talent around him.

Colts not displeased with play of DTs

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
While the Colts could upgrade the DT position via the draft, they are not displeased with the production from the position last season.

Colts' Freeney says he'd join union lawsuit

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Colts DE Dwight Freeney said he would join a players' antitrust lawsuit against the NFL owners in the case of a lockout.

AFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is likely to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the AFC South featured today.

Re-signing Bullitt, improving depth at safety key for Colts

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Re-signing S Melvin Bullitt, in addition to bolstering the depth at safety is critical for the Colts following the release of former NFL Defensive MVP Bob Sanders.

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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