Versatile DT Ricky Jean Francois a good veteran presence for young Packers

Versatile DT Ricky Jean Francois a good veteran presence for young Packers

Packers.com staff writer Wes Hodkiewicz thinks the addition of former 49ers defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois is a good move int he right direction for the Green Bay Packers.

“He’s a grinder who made a name for himself in a 3-4 defense in San Francisco under Vic Fangio that has many parallels to the Packers’ system under Dom Capers,” Hodkiewicz wrote Saturday.

“Jean Francois’ frame (6-3, 313) enables him to play every position on the defensive front, giving the Packers added flexibility. He’s regarded as a veteran leader who’s willing to do whatever is required. He should provide solid depth at the position and be a good mentor for Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry.

Francois inked a one-year $3 million deal with the team on Thursday.