Redskins Sign Ricky Jean-Francois

The Redskins addressed one of their many offseason needs by signing veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois to a three-year contract Thursday.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $9 million with $4 million guaranteed and can reach $11.25 million with incentives.

Jean-Francois spent the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts after signing a four-year, $22 million. He started 13 games, played in 16, logged 28 tackles with three sacks and defended four passes last season.

He spent his first four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Selected in the seventh round out of LSU at 244th overall in 2009, he was Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan’s last draft choice with the 49ers.

Jean-Francois thanked the Colts on Instagram.

“Thank you Colts Nation for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of your organization. Words can’t express my gratitude for the experience and knowledge gained during my time there. God has blessed me once again in this amazing journey that is my life. Now it’s time for Washington to learn the Peanut Butter and Jelly!”

Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins will be an unrestricted free agent on March 10 and fellow defensive linemen Stephen Bowen and Barry Cofield have large cap numbers and may be asked to restructure their deals or be released.

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