The New York Giants have made several free agent signings over the course of the offseason, but none have had the nerve to attack their former team in the process.
Former Washington Redskins defensive tackle A.J. Francis, took to Instagram to promote his new squad, but couldn’t go without leaving a parting gift.
At the end of his post he states, “And your logo is racist.” An unexpected shot at Washington, and to be quite frank, not the smartest of decisions by Franklin. Despite the ever-lasting debate of Washington’s logo in regard to the Native American community, the Redskins don’t feel the need to make a change. This is been an ethical issue for decades, and there has been little movement in talks to move forward with a change.
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Who is A.J. Francis?
Francis was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2013. He’s been a journeyman throughout his career, spending time with the Dolphins, Patriots, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Redskins, and not the Giants. At 27 years-old, Francis is still in his prime years.
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The former UDFA has been a practice squad/reserve player for most of his career, but will now have an opportunity to compete for an increased role with New York. In his post he also stated, “When the team you were on didn’t appreciate you but the team you played against actually pays attention to the film…”
With 20 total tackles and no sacks to his name, Francis doesn’t have much quality tape to show, but his confidence surely is optimistic and whole-hearted.