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...
According to Mike Rodak of ESPN Boston, all but one New England Patriots player was present and practicing on Tuesday. Rookie defensive end Justin Francis was the only player who wasn't participating when the media was allowed to watch the practice. Rodak also noted that fan-favorite and play-maker Rob Ninkovich was on the practice field again. This is a great sign with the...
The New England Patriots host the San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium on Sunday at 8:20 p.m.
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...
Justin Francis and Chandler Jones of the New England Patriots celebrate after sacking St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.
The Patriots will be without some key players on Sunday against the Bills. Logan Mankins, Brandon Deaderick, Justin Francis and Alfonzo Dennard will join Aaron Hernandez and Julian Edelman on the inactive list on Sunday against the Bills. That leaves one more player for the team to announce before Sunday's 1 p.m. start time. With just four active linemen on the roster, there...
Justin Francis and Dont’a Hightower. Ooh I like the look of these guys.
(via Snapshots: Day 2 of training camp - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston)
According to Howard Balzer, five rookies on the New England Patriots failed their physical on Thursday while reporting to training camp.
The rookies who failed were; defensive end Justin Francis, wide receiver Matt Roark, offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren, tackle Markusn Zusevics, and wide receiver Jeremy Ebert who’s on the PUP list for a non-football injury.
I’m not sure...
Today, the Patriots opened up training camp to the rookies; most were ready, and some were not. Reports are out that 5 rookies had failed their physicals, most notable was 7th round pick WR Jeremy Ebert.
The others were WR Matt Roark, OL Markus Zusevics, DL Justin Francis and OL Jeremiah Warren.
Ebert has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list, and the other...
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...