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Redskins Sign DE To Kick Off Free Agency

By Mark Solway | February 26th, 2015

The new Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan wasted little time in getting active in free agency, by signing former Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois. The deal is reportedly a 3 year deal worth $9 million with $4 million guaranteed; but could be worth as much as $11.25 million with incentives, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Francois was released by the Colts on Monday, and the Redskins, 49ers, and Seahawks were rumoured to be interested. The 49ers actually drafted him   originally, but it was McCloughan who was the GM in San Francisco at the time. It was actually the last draft selection he made there.

Francois tweeted…

New defensive coordinator Joe Barry may have a very different front seven than Jim Haslett did, and that makeover begins with Francois who can play all three line positions in the 3-4. His signing, and that versatility could pave the way for one of the Redskins’ current crew to depart – Barry Cofield, or Stephen Bowen. Jarvis Jenkins is a free agent though, so their departure is not guaranteed.

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