Francis was released by the Redskins on Saturday, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports. Francis failed to make much, if any, of an impact for the Redskins this season and was released in order to activate offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger off injured reserve.
Francis is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Francis was only promoted to the Redskins' active roster Tuesday, so his inactivity is likely a result of a coach's decision rather than an injury.
Francis was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports. After waiving long snapper Rick Lovato, Washington promoted Francis from the practice squad. The 26-year-old will serve as a depth defensive lineman, playing behind the likes of Ziggy Hood and Matthew Ioannidis.
The Dolphins re-signed defensive tackle A.J. Francis on Saturday, according to the Palm Beach Post. Francis spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after having his left knee scoped following a preseason game against the Falcons.
The Dolphins waived receivers Armon Binns and Ryan Spadola, tight end Brett Brackett, cornerback Steven Clarke, defensive end Rakim Cox, defensive tackle Cory Grissom and center Tyler Larsen. Miami also put defensive tackle A.J. Francis, running back Mike Gillislee and tight end Arthur Lynch on injured reserve, ending their seasons.