FRIDAY, 3:33pm: Washington has officially signed Jean-Francois, the team announced today in a press release.
THURSDAY, 6:00pm: Washington has agreed to sign Ricky Jean-Francois to a three-year deal, agent Drew Rosenhaus tells ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter). The deal is worth $9MM with $4MM guaranteed. In total, with incentives, the deal can be worth up to $11.25MM.
Jean-Francois, 28, parlayed a part-time role with the 2012 NFC champion 49ers into a four-year, $22MM pact with the Colts, who made him a starter and increased his playing time. Jean-Francois held his own in the increased role, ranking 26th out of 47 qualified 3-4 defensive ends in 2014, according to Pro Football Focus’ grades (subscription required). He also set new career highs last season with 34 tackles and three sacks. His time with the Colts ended when they opted to release him last week in order to free up some cap space.
The defensive tackle spent the first four seasons of his career with the 49ers and a reunion seemed possible as he met with San Francisco earlier this week. Jean-Francois also lined up a visit with the Seahawks.