Indianapolis had signed Jean Francois to a four-year, $22 million contract in 2013. But the team on Monday chose to take the salary-cap savings of nearly $5 million. That could give the Colts more room to reinforce its offensive and defensive lines in free agency.
Jean Francois started 23 games and had 54 tackles, 5 1/2 sacks, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery. He played in all five of the team's playoff games during that span.
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