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The Patriots worked out RB Cierre Wood and several others

The New England Patriots worked out tight end Jake Ballard prior to him signing Monday with the Arizona Cardinals, according to the National Football Post. The Patriots also worked out defensive end Justin Francis, who was with them in training camp, former Houston Texans running back Cierre Wood, who was cut after violating team rules, […]
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots work out Justin Francis, Jake Ballard among others

(Associated Press) Foxboro, Mass. was buzzing with activity on Monday as the New England Patriots brought in five players for workouts. Two of them were familiar faces as Justin Francis and Jake Ballard were among the group per Field Yates of Francis was waived/injured and then he signed an injury settlement to become a free agent after suffering an ankle injury during...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Patriots may not have parted ways with Jermaine Cunningham, Justin Francis after all

According to the Boston Herald three players that were reported as released by the Patriots, might not be completely off the team. Defensive linemen Jermaine Cunningham, Justin Francis and offensive linemen Chris McDonald were all actually waived/injured, not released. This means that the players will go on the Patriots IR if they clear waivers. Still, either way it doesn'...
Via Patriots Life
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Francis Keeps It Light, Positive Out on Practice Field As Training Camp Turns Into ‘Grind’

FOXBORO, Mass. – Justin Francis is just trying to keep it fun at Gillette Stadium as one training camp practice piles onto another. On Monday, the second-year defensive end was out there in a hooded sweatshirt as the August Foxboro sun beat down on the Patriots’ practice fields. He was the only one adding some extra discomfort to an already hot ninth training camp practice. “Yeah...
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Francis Says He’s Learning From Vince Wilfork About Everything From Pass Rushing to Fatherhood

Justin Francis may look downright slim compared to Vince Wilfork, and they may typically play different positions, but that doesn’t mean the second-year defensive lineman can’t learn from the defensive captain and All Pro. Francis has gleaned a lot from the 10th-year veteran, both on and off the field. Francis picks Wilfork’s brain during practice, in meetings and even during...
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie Review: Justin Francis

Justin Francis was a stand-out pass rusher at Rutgers throughout his college career. He went undrafted but was picked up as a free agent by the Patriots for the 2012 season. Francis proved to be a pleasant surprise, and played a vital role filling in when Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich went down with injuries. The 6'2", 270 pound defensive end saw his first action in...
Via Patriots Life
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Who the hell is that guy?... Justin Francis

Bill Belichick is famous for stocking his roster with plenty of no-name players. His team is littered with undrafted rookies, cast-offs, and bargain bin free-agent signings. Often times this causes even the most devoted Patriots fans to say during a game, "Who the Hell is that guy?"Justin FrancisJustin Francis is an undrafted rookie out of Rutgers University. This year...
Via Patriots Life
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Rookie Justin Francis Notes Strong Similarities Between Bill, Steve Belichick

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots defensive end Justin Francis got an inside look at Bill Belichick a while ago. Francis, who went undrafted out of Rutgers, went to college with Belichick's son, Steve, who was a lacrosse player and long snapper for the football team. Francis and Steve Belichick became good friends, and now, they're back on the same team, as Steve was appointed a...
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

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