Jean-Francois was released by the Redskins on Wednesday. Jean-Francois racked up 57 tackles and 3.5 sacks for the Redskins the past two seasons but his release saves the team $3 million in cap space according to Brian McNally of CBS Washington. Theoretically, he could still return to Washington at a reduced price, but he'll likely test the waters in free agency first.
Jean-Francois (foot/knee) will play Sunday against the Eagles. Jean-Francois' availability this week is important for the Redskins while backup Anthony Lanier (lower leg) is sidelined. Expect Jean-Francois to start at defensive end opposite Chris Baker.
Jean-Francois (foot/knee) is considered questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles. Jean-Francois is in danger of missing his first game of the season, but he was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday and Friday. Washington may not be able to proceed cautiously with Jean-Francois, while backup defensive end Anthony Lanier (lower leg) has already been ruled out.
The Redskins signed defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois to a three-year deal Thursday, reports the NFL Network. The deal is believed to be worth $9 million with $4 million guaranteed. With incentives, the deal can reach $11.25 million. Jean Francois was cut by the Colts on Monday. In 2014, Jean Francois totaled 28 tackles and three sacks.
Though the Colts released him, there appears to be a demand for defensive end Ricky Jean Francois' services. According to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Jean Francois is set to visit the 49ers, Redskins and Seahawks this week. Jean Francois is primarily a 3-4 defensive end but would be moved to defensive tackle in a 4-3. Most teams that would be interested in him would likely run a 3-4 defensive scheme. Jean Francois totaled a single-season best 28 tackles in 2014.