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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

Luck breaks rookie passing record in Colts' victory

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck broke the NFL's single-game rookie record by throwing for 433 yards in leading Indianapolis past Miami 23-20 Sunday.

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Dolphins defense

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck might be one of the best quarterbacks the Dolphins have faced this season, and he will test the secondary.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Rebuilding Colts contending in middling AFC

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Arthur Arkush says it’s hard not to marvel at the Colts, now 4-3 and squarely in the middle of the AFC wild-card conversation.

Week Nine primer: Dolphins-Colts, playoff preview? Oh, yeah

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The bad teams are now good. The rookies look like veterans. As we near the midpoint of the season, here are the best early story lines heading into Week Nine.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: 2012's biggest tricks, treats

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
With Halloween a day away, it's time to identify teams that have pulled tricks on us and teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?

Colts make roster moves

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
The Colts promoted CB Marshay Green and FB Robert Hughes to the active roster and released NT Antonio Dixon and RB Mewelde Moore.

AFC South Spin cycle: Colts continue to surprise

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Colts edged the Titans in the battle for second in the AFC South, while the shorthanded Jaguars gave a gutsy effort in Green Bay.

Could management path be in store for Manning?

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
How hard would it be to imagine Peyton Manning as an NFL owner? The way we hear it, not too hard at all.

Acrobatic TD by Ballard gives Colts win in OT

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Vick Ballard at 4:49 of overtime and the surprising Colts beat the Titans 19-13 on Sunday.

Colts' ground game looking up

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
With starter Donald Brown on the mend, rookie Vick Ballard showing well and an offensive line gaining cohesion, we hear the arrow is pointing up for the Colts' ground game.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans send message to rest of AFC

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
The Texans sent an emphatic message to the rest of the AFC in Week Seven: the road to New Orleans appears likely to travel through Houston.

Colts head coach Pagano released from the hospital

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was released from the hospital on Sunday. He has been undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Luck's two rushing TDs push Colts past Browns

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988, leading Indianapolis past Cleveland 17-13 on Sunday.

Colts' Fleener practicing patience during rookie season

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Colts TE Coby Fleener said he's making a steady adjustment to playing in the NFL and knows his first pro TD will come sooner than later.

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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