Today the Green Bay Packers signed an IFL player. Many are probably wondering what the IFL is, but the IFL is a form of Arena Football, but at a lower level. Today the Packers continued to scout the teams around them and signed Josh Francis formerly of Wichita Falls Nighthawks of the IFL. Francis also had a short stint in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before leaving for the IFL.
Francis began his college football career at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania before playing his final two years at West Virginia, with Donnie Barclay. He had 54 tackles, including a team-high 15 for a loss, with 4.5 sacks as a senior in 2012 when he was a Big 12 honorable mention selection by the media.
Francis, 6-foot and 238 pounds, will be recognized as a first-year player with the Packers. He previously had a tryout with the Lions in their rookie minicamp in May 2013.