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Colts add to defensive free agent haul

The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois.

Terms of the deal were not immediately released but the team confirmed the signing on its website. Twenty minutes later, Francois said he wants to change trend in Indy and build a defense that people will talk about.

It's the latest deal in a 72-hour span that has been unlike any other in Jim Irsay's tenure as team owner. The Colts have signed seven unrestricted free agents, five on defense, and also re-signed one of their own cornerbacks, Darius Butler, too.

At 6-foot-3, 295 pounds, Francois should help stabilize Indy's run defense.

The flurry began when right tackle Gosder Cherilus signed a five-year deal Tuesday and the Colts haven't stopped since then.

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