According to Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions and Ricky Jean Francois have another visit scheduled for today.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2018
There were erroneous reports this past offseason that Francois was planning to sign with the Lions after a visit he had with the team– that ended up never coming to fruition. Once again, the nine-year veteran appears to be back on GM Bob Quinn’s radar.
The 31-year old defensive tackle has familiarity with HC Matt Patricia’s defensive scheme after playing with the New England Patriots at the end of last season. Francois would provide depth and some versatility to a relatively thin defensive front.