We want the Packers to spend more in free agency every offseason.
Guess they finally splurged so much in 2017 that they're forced to cut some losses before the season really even kicks off in earnest.
After appearing to be a bargain pickup this offseason from Washington, the Packers are already cutting ties with DE Ricky Jean Francois after a week-long regular season tenure.
Surprising move: Packers releasing Ricky Jean Francois, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2017
Released by the Skins this March, the Packers picked up Francois on a one-year, $3 million deal that surely would've paid off if he brought the same energy in this scheme as he'd previously contributed in San Francisco and Washington, primarily.
We don't blame you if you missed Francois during the defensive struggle with Seattle on Sunday; his snap count hardly rivaled that of Blake Martinez.
Played only six snaps on Sunday. https://t.co/Qd9fKgc40k— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 12, 2017
While the Pack needed to make a corresponding move to welcome back concussed and suspended WR Geronimo Allison, this isn't it; that move, officially, is the release of CB Ladarius Gunter. The motivation here must've existed elsewhere.
Happy trails, Ricky. Good idea by Ted Thompson to snag a former contributor on the cheap, but it clearly didn't work out.