When the Redskins made the surprise cut of Ricky Jean-François last week many folks wondered if the move was directly football related. In the past month, François had been a repeated critic of the organization, which made the timing of his release that much more curious.
Regardless, releasing Fraçois made some sense from a football standpoint as well. The 30-year-old defensive lineman stood to make $4 million in 2017, and by cutting him, the organization saves $3 million towards the salary cap.
Washington's loss may be another team's gain, however, and it appears François has quickly found suitors. He posted this image to his Twitter feed early Monday morning.https://twitter.com/Rbjf_99/status/843691901630926848
NFL Network's Ian Rappaport reported that François visited the Seahawks, and multiple reports showed he also visited the Bears. François previously played for Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in San Francisco.
His numbers don't pop off the page, but François is a big presence (6-foot-3, 300 pounds), as well as a locker room leader and hard worker. He will find a job, and quickly.
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