When Redskins’ 2017 season went down the tubes, A.J. Francis says he was the 1 making plays every week. Giants give him chance to make Redskins pay for his release.
EAST RUTHERFORD — Maybe Dez Bryant should call A.J. Francis for advice on making his vengeance wish come true.
A few weeks after Bryant was released by the Cowboys and publicized he wanted to stay in the NFC East to seek revenge, the Redskins released Francis. In a quieter but equally immediate fashion, Francis let his agent know his top three destinations all were within the division.
While the higher-paid Bryant still is unsigned, Francis is one of the top under-the-radar performers of the Giants’ last 12 practices. He is playing multiple spots across the second-team defensive line after inking a one-year deal worth $705,000.
“When I was released by the team in D.C., I told my agent to talk to the Giants, the Cowboys and the Eagles because I wanted to play (the Redskins) twice,” Francis said. “I feel like they didn’t give me the justice I deserved while I was there.”
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The Giants are the seventh stop (including two with the Dolphins) for Francis since he went undrafted out of Maryland in 2013.
The 6-foot-5, 337-pounder played career-highs of six games and 164 defensive snaps and totaled 18 tackles for his hometown Redskins last season — including two games against the Giants — but was released shortly after the NFL Draft.
One day after Francis cleared waivers, he was on a plane to New Jersey. He signed without leaving town and quickly bashed the Redskins — and their “racist” logo — on social media.
“They gave me chances to play,” Francis said. “It was …read more
Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports