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September 1, 2018 05:32 PM
A.J. Francis: Let go by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francis was cut by the Giants on Saturday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Francis was beat out by the likes of Kerry Wynn and Robert Thomas in terms of providing depth on the defensive line, but the former could have a chance to be claimed on waivers.

May 3, 2018 01:12 PM
Giants' A.J. Francis: Signs with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francis agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Giants, Michael Elsen of the Giants' official site reports.

Francis has been in and out of the league since going undrafted out of Maryland in 2013. He spent the 2017 campaign with the Redskins, tallying 18 tackles across six games. Look for Francis to battle for a roster spot with the Giants throughout training camp and the preseason.

April 30, 2018 04:44 PM
A.J. Francis: Cut by Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francis was released by the Redskins on Monday.

Francis signed with the Redskins in November of last season, but with the team drafting a pair of defensive linemen this past weekend, including Da'Ron Payne in the first round, Washington looks to be headed in a new direction with their defensive front. Terrell McClain was also released Monday.

November 21, 2017 10:56 AM
Redskins' A.J. Francis: Re-signs with Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Redskins signed Francis to a contract Tuesday, ESPN 980 Washington reports.

Francis previously spent a week with the Redskins in October, but didn't appear in a game. His chances of suiting up will be higher this time around with the Redskins playing their next game Thursday against the Giants and perhaps not having fellow defensive lineman Terrell McClain (toe) available for the short week.

October 26, 2017 08:44 AM
A.J. Francis: Parts with Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francis was waived by the Redskins on Wednesday, Brian McNally of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Francis spent less than a week on the Redskins' roster after being signed as defensive line depth Oct. 19. Former Ravens offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom takes the 27-year-old's spot on the 53-man roster.

October 20, 2017 04:44 PM
Redskins' A.J. Francis: Signed by Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francis signed with the Redskins on Thursday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.

Francis last played for Washington but was waived in December 2016. With Jonathan Allen headed to injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury, Francis will look to add depth to the Redskins' defensive line.

December 10, 2016 05:55 PM
A.J. Francis: Released by Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 4, 2016 05:15 PM
Redskins' A.J. Francis: Inactive for Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 29, 2016 06:28 PM
Redskins' A.J. Francis: Promoted Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 1, 2015 03:46 PM
Dolphins re-sign DT A.J. Francis
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 07:00 AM
Dolphins down to 75 players
by Larry Hartstein |

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.

June 2, 2015 07:03 AM
Dolphins list inactives for dress rehearsal game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The following players will not dress for the Dolphins Saturday night against the Cowboys in preseason action: Caleb Sturgis, Mike Gillislee, Daniel Thomas, Marcus Thigpen, Walt Aikens, Mike Pouncey, Koa Misi, Terrence Fede, Arthur Lynch and A.J. Francis.

June 2, 2015 07:10 AM
Miami lists inactives for Week 2 of preseason
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

According to the team's official website, the following players will not dress for the Dolphins against the Buccaneers Saturday night: Mike Gillislee, Knowshon Moreno, Daniel Thomas, Charles Clay, Micajah Reynolds, Mike Pouncey, Jason Fox, Arthur Lynch, Gator Hoskins and A.J. Francis.

June 2, 2015 03:56 PM
Dolphins release inactive list
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Dolphins unveiled their inactive list for Week 16 against the Bills shortly before kickoff Sunday. Among those listed are: defensive lineman A.J. Francis; defensive back Chris Owens; offensive linemen David Arkin and Danny Watkins; quarterback Pat Devlin; and running back Mike Gillislee.

June 2, 2015 04:05 PM
Healthy scratches dominate Dolphins injury report
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Dolphins unveiled their inactive list for Week 15 against the Patriots shortly before kickoff Sunday. The seven players not in uniform for the game are: offensive linemen David Arkin and Danny Watkins; quarterback Pat Devlin; defensive backs D.J. Campbell, Justin Rogers and Jamar Taylor (hamstring); and defensive lineman A.J. Francis

June 2, 2015 04:26 PM
Dolphins unveil Week 13 inactives
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Dolphins defense is missing a pair of defensive backs in Week 13, as Dimitri Patterson (groin) and Jamar Taylor (hamstring) headline the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Jets. Running back Daniel Thomas (ankle) is also sidelined due to injury, though his status had already been determined well before kickoff.

The remainder of the inactive list is made up of offensive linemen Danny Watkins and David Arkin, quarterback Pat Devlin and defensive lineman A.J. Francis

June 2, 2015 04:33 PM
Dolphins snag A.J. Francis off Patriots' practice squad
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Dolphins announced Tuesday they signed defensive tackle A.J. Francis off the Patriots' practice squad.

June 2, 2015 06:48 PM
Patriots make practice squad roster move
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Patriots announced Tuesday they re-signed defensive lineman A.J. Francis and released wide receiver Quentin Sims from the practice squad.

June 2, 2015 07:03 PM
Patriots make a flurry of moves
by Larry Hartstein |

The Patriots claimed four players off waivers: offensive lineman Braxston Cave from Cleveland, guard Chris Barker and defensive tackle A.J. Francis from Miami, and linebacker Chris White from Detroit. New England released running back/kick returner Leon Washington" data-canon="Leon Washington" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_PLAYER" id="shortcode0"> and defensive back Marquice Cole" data-canon="Marquice Cole" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_PLAYER" id="shortcode0">.

In addition, New England signed linebackers Jeff Tarpinian and Ja'Gared Davis, safety Kanorris Davis, defensive back Justin Green and defensive lineman Marcus Forston.

June 2, 2015 07:03 PM
Patriots swipe A.J. Francis from Dolphins
by Larry Hartstein |

The Dolphins placed rookie defensive tackle A.J. Francis on waivers hoping they could stash him on their practice squad, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Those plans were foiled Sunday when the Patriots signed Francis to be their fourth defensive tackle.

The paper said Francis, who went undrafted out of Maryland, graded out as the sixth-best defensive lineman in the NFL during the preseason in Pro Football Focus' ratings. 

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/332
Birthdate:
05/07/1990
Age:
31
Hometown:
Washington, DC, USA
School:
Maryland
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: