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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...
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It's not the type of splashy free-agent move most teams in the NFL are making, but the Green Bay Packers have retained one of their own.
According to multiple reports, Robert Francois signed a one-year deal to remain in Green Bay.
Francois is an inside linebacker, but he did not play a single snap on defense last season. His main role was on special teams, where he finished with...
The Green Bay Packers have re-signed linebacker Robert Francois, the team announced on Saturday.
The free agent appeared in all 16 games for the Packers last season and had 13 tackles, all on special teams.
A three-year veteran, all with Green Bay, has totaled 34 tackles and two interceptions along with three passes defended in 35 games.
Source: Sports Network
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