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Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« on: September 12, 2017, 03:18:17 PM »
https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/907699202595094529

Wow, there's your roster move to accommodate Allison. Somewhat surprising. Must be a sign that Montravius Adams is close to returning.

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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 03:18:21 PM »
Making room for Allison.

Was never a fan of the RJF signing, had a feeling that they liked Dial better for their defense.
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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 03:19:49 PM »
https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/907699202595094529

Three threads on this? Apparently I took too long validating my link.

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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 03:19:50 PM »
Interesting since he's a vested veteran and will get his entire salary. They could have saved the money by cutting him one week earlier.
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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 03:20:04 PM »
I should add that Dial was also inactive last week, so he likely takes over RJF's active gameday spot.

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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 03:27:49 PM »
Interesting since he's a vested veteran and will get his entire salary. They could have saved the money by cutting him one week earlier.

Ricky Jean Francois is being released by the Packers according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. They gave him a $250,000 signing bonus this offseason as part of a one-year, $2 million deal. Now, 16/17ths of his $1.25 million base salary is wiped off their books.


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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 03:33:42 PM »
Also the Bengals Waive DT Christian Ringo today, it might make sense to bring him back to the PS if he clears waiver and would re-sign with GB. Insurance incase of an injury to the DL?

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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 03:36:26 PM »
I was wondering who we were going to release for Geronimo...

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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 04:08:36 PM »
Smart move IMO not to mess with the DB depth.

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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 04:15:22 PM »
 

    Aaron Nagler‏Verified account @AaronNagler 54m54 minutes ago

Gotta think the Packers consider Quinton Dial to be ready/an upgrade.

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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 04:22:41 PM »
I am a little surprised.  I thought they would keep 6 so they would have enough numbers to continue to play more 3 DL sets in the case of injury and still rotate guys to keep them fresh.
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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 04:27:22 PM »
#Packers released CB LaDarius Gunter, per NFL wire. Ricky Jean Francois' release is not on the wire. Gunter opens spot for Geronimo Allison.
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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 04:38:30 PM »
https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/907699202595094529

Wow, there's your roster move to accommodate Allison. Somewhat surprising. Must be a sign that Montravius Adams is close to returning.

Gunter was released to make room for Allison.. that was the official transaction to NFL.

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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 04:42:40 PM »
They must thinks Adams will be ready soon.

And/or Dial is a more than suitable replacement.

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Re: Packers Releasing Veteran DL Ricky Jean Francois
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 06:32:57 PM »
Is RJF on Twitter?  Maybe some of you who are could check him out and see if indeed he got cut.