Redskins Clear cap Space by Releasing Ricky Jean Francois
The Washington Redskins were able to clear some much needed salary cap space Wednesday when the team released defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois. Francois had been with the team since the 2015 season, during that he had 26 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
Francois, 31, was a rotational lineman who played every position on the line if needed, although defensive end was the spot best suited for his abilities. While Ricky was a good force in the locker room, his play the last two seasons has been comparable to the rest of the Redskins defensive line, average at best. The team will miss his energy, honestly and leadership on and off the field, but his $4 million dollar cap hit for 2017 was a bit pricey for a guy who made 8 starts in 32 games spent in Washington. Gonna miss those dance moves though…
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) March 15, 2017
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The Redskins re-signed defensive lineman Ziggy Hood and offensive tackle Vinston Painter. Last season, Hood appeared in all 16 games with 14 starts in his debut season with the Redskins. He posted 23 tackles (17 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and led all Redskins defensive linemen with three passes defensed. Last season, Painter appeared in five games for Washington after joining the team via waiver claim in the preseason.