Veteran linebacker Robert Francois re-signed with the Packers on Friday
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How did he get to Green Bay? Robert Francois was originally signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2009, but he was waived by the team to make room for Brett Favre. After being claimed on waivers and then released by Detroit, he was signed to the Packers practice squad on December 7, 2009. He was promoted to the active roster the following October after an injury to Brandon Chillar, and aside from another very brief stint on the practice squad, he’s been a part of the 53-man roster ever since.
What has he done in Green Bay? Francois has primarily played on special teams since joining the Packers, but he did start a pair of games in 2011 when injuries hit the inside linebacker position hard. In t...