In the 72 hours before NFL free agency begins, we know that lots of phone calls are being made from team executives to player agents, and one player is garnering more attention than many: Defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois.
At least five teams have contacted Jean-Francois' agent, among them the Philadelphia Eagles.
The former 7th-round draft pick will likely want to sign somewhere that he could get a shot at starting, and he used Twitter at one point to drop some hints as to what he might be thinking.
Man.. Just looking back over the 4 years here in The #BayArea it has been fun. Hope it can be for my career. Hint Hint Hint... Lol ✈— Ricky Jean Francois (@Freakyjean95) February 18, 2013
At the end of the day, the NFL is a business, and Jean-Francois will likely place contract money and playing time higher on the priority list than geographical location.
One thing is for sure, he's generating a significant amount of interest from around the league considering he spent most of his time with the 49ers in a backup role.
Where will he land? Stay tuned...