Colts release DT Jean Francois

Indianapolis, IN ( - The Indianapolis Colts released defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois on Monday.

Jean Francois started 23 regular-season games for the Colts over the last two seasons, registering 54 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks. He added nine tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in five postseason games.

The 28-year-old LSU product spent the first four seasons of his career with San Francisco after being selected by the 49ers in the seventh round of the 2009 draft.