Patriots sign DL Ricky Jean-Francois

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In the wake of injuries to Malcom Brown, Vincent Valentine and others, the Patriots have signed veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois.

Francois, 31, was released last week by the Packers after appearing in only six games. He has recorded 166 tackles and 12 sacks in his nine-year career.

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