The Green Bay Packers have signed a guy they've had some recent past with: defensive tackle Ricky-Jean Francois.
Per USA Today, the Packers released Francois last week after a rash of injuries along the offensive line required the promotion of rookie Adam Pankey from the practice squad.
A week later, injuries along the defensive line necessitated Francois’ return.
"Starter Mike Daniels left Sunday night’s loss in Atlanta with a hamstring injury and didn’t return. He sat out Wednesday’s practice, leaving the Packers thin up front on defense.
"Without Daniels, the Packers have just three healthy defensive linemen: Dean Lowry, Kenny Clark and Quinton Dial. Rookie Montravius Adams is practicing to start the week but he hasn’t played in an NFL game due to offseason foot surgery.
"Bringing back Francois was likely an easy decision. The Packers are already paying Francois his full base salary as a vested veteran who was on the roster for Week 1," wrote USA Today.
Coach Mike McCarthy said last week that he hoped he’d be “fortunate” to coach Francois again. More injuries have granted him that opportunity.