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Former Maryland defensive lineman A.J. Francis signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former Maryland defensive lineman A.J. Francis signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A little bit more than a week after the Seattle Seahawks cut him loose, former Maryland defensive lineman A.J. Francis has found a home in the state where he started his professional career three years ago. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the addition of Francis to the roster Tuesday.

Francis was a larger-than-life personality along the Maryland defensive line during his five years in College Park. He appeared in 49 games with 35 starts and finished his career with 20 1/2 tackles for loss and 9 1/2 sacks.

He went undrafted...

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