Jean-Francois Leaves Town Without Deal
Ricky Jean-Francois’ first visit as a free agent was with the Eagles, but he left town today without a deal.
Jean-Francois’ agent told Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee that the 26-year-old defensive lineman is on his way to Indianapolis to visit with the Colts.
Given his youth and versatility, Jean-Francois is expected to generate plenty of interest on the open market, even though he only played 25.6 percent of the 49ers’ defensive snaps last year, per Pro Football Focus.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said today that the team had a “walk-away number” for every free agent. Perhaps they didn’t see value in the deal Jean-Francois was seeking. We’ll find out soon enough.
INTEREST IN BARWIN?
Two sources tell Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com that the Eagles have shown interest in Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin.
Barwin (6-4, 268) was on the field for over 94 percent of Houston’s snaps last year. The 26-year-old had 11.5 sacks in 2011, but just three last year.
There have been no reports about Barwin visiting any teams.
ASOMUGHA, AMENDOLA, AVRIL
Nnamdi Asomugha is generating interest from the Saints, Broncos, 49ers, Texans and Cardinals, according to Pro Football Talk. …With Wes Welker headed to Denver, the Patriots have signed slot receiver Danny Amendola to a five-year, $31 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. …Pass-rusher Cliff Avril has agreed to terms with the Seahawks, per Albert Breer of NFL Network.
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