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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 Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The AFC South continues to look like a one-horse race, as the Texans outclassed the Titans, and the Jaguars failed to take advantage of the Bengals' injury woes.

Pagano has treatable leukemia

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia.

Other than Freeman, Colts backups struggling

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 9:17 p.m. ET
The Colts have gotten terrific contributions from former CFL standout Jerrell Freeman, but other backups haven't been as successful.

Colts sign CB Butler

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
The Colts signed CB Darius Butler on Tuesday, the club announced. 

Colts WR Collie tears patellar tendon, placed on I.R.

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
In his first game of the 2012 season, Colts WR Austin Collie suffered a torn patellar tendon and was placed on injured reserve.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the AFC South following Week Three.

Gabbert throws 80-yard game-winner for the Jags

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Jacksonville's Blaine Gabbert connected with Cecil Shorts III on a 80-yard TD pass with 45 seconds left to beat the Colts 22-17 on Sunday.

Finally healthy, Colts' Avery making presence felt

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
We hear WR Donnie Avery is gaining the trust of QB Andrew Luck and could be in position to be a big contributor in 2012.

Week Two Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Reggie Bush, Clay Matthews and Adam Vinatieri as its Players of the Week.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the AFC South following Week Two.

Vinatieri kicks Colts, Luck to first victory

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
Adam Vinatieri made a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds left Sunday to give Andrew Luck and Indianapolis a 23-20 victory over Minnesota.

Key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
In Thursday's key matchup, we break down two units set to face off in Indianapolis that struggled in Week One.

Colts WR Collie cleared to practice

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Colts WR Austin Collie will practice this week and could play in Week Two’s game against the Vikings.

Colts add OT Sowell

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Colts signed OT Bradley Sowell off the Buccaneers’ practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.

Colts add veteran OG Essex

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
The Colts signed veteran OG Trai Essex and waived OT Mike Person and C A.Q. Shipley, the team announced Monday.

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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