Q & A with new Packers ILB Josh Francis : Packers Insider

Q & A with new Packers ILB Josh Francis

March 14, 2015 by  
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Q & A with JOSH FRANCIS

March 5, 2015- GREEN BAY
The Green Bay Packers have signed LB Josh Francis. The transaction was announced Thursday by General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

Francis, a 6-foot-0, 238-pound first-year player out of West Virginia University, played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 2014 and

the Wichita Falls Nighthawks of the Indoor Football League in 2015.

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Thompson has made a habit of finding undrafted guys (Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, John Kuhn to name a few, all became Pro Bowl players).

I’m not saying Josh is going to make it that big. But I know he can, if things go right.

Although the Draft isn’t until the end of April, the Packers have already bolstered their team by adding someone who might jump-start the anemic special teams under

new coordinator Ron Zook.

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Perhaps, he might even help fill the holes created by casting away both A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones.

He certainly can’t do worse on special teams than what the world saw from both Jones and Hawk in the NFC Championship game on that fake field goal that miraculously worked-for a

devastating touchdown for Seattle.
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He’s currently in Orlando training at Tom Shaw Sports Training Camp at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Track & Field complex in Kissimmee, Florida. His training

buddy is his former Mountaineer teammate and friend Bruce Irvin, the 2012 first round pick by the Seahawks (whom I wanted the Packers to draft that year).

Seattle beat the Packers to that punch. And Irvin is now 3-0 versus the Packers in his 3-year career.

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Like a lot of Packers, Josh is a good prson, rooted in his Christian Faith. From Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson, Tramon Williams to the recently departed Davon

House, Randall Cobb to the recently-departed AJ Hawk, to Mike Neal to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (and many others), Thompson has managed to find both good players

and good people.

It’s not a coincidence that the Packers have ha as few off-field incidents as anyone has, and that they have a strong locker room year after year.

Joshua recently took some time in between his training sessions with our Brian Murphy to allow Packer Nation to get to know a few fun facts about their newest guy.

FULL Q & A  from Packers Magazine here

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