Jean Francois signed a four-year, $22m deal with the team in 2013, and US media noted that the Colts were due to pay him $5.5m in salary had they not cut him.??
Jean Francois, who had played 26 games in his career with the Colts, had 54 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks. In fact, 2014 was a career year for the player, who had 18 tackles and four passes defended in 16 games for the Colts.??
He was a seventh round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2009.
The move comes just weeks after the Colts released safety LaRon Landry.??