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Fri, 09 Jul 1999 10:05:00 -0700
it appears LB James Francis' roster spot is safe for now ... but speculation remains that he could be waived before training camp begins later this month.
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 09:45:00 -0700
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports it appears LB James Francis' days with the Bengals are over. He's been holding out from minicamp and costs the Bengals $1.25 million against the cap; which they could use to begin putting together a new deal for RB Corey Dillon.
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 08:45:00 -0700
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports James Francis, who has frustrated the Bengal management in the past, was the only player to not show up for the voluntary mini-camp. The outside LB who according to Bengal front office staff has blown one million worth of workout bonuses in annual $250,000 payments has been rumored to have fallen behind 2nd year LB Steve Foley in the depth chart. Coach Bruce Coslet was quoted as saying "When he's sitting his ass on the bench or playing for someone else, I don't really care. Next question." Owner Mike Brown was quoted as saying "It's a familiar story, He's a guy who should be more responsible, especially at his stage. Yet he has never stepped up in the off-season. Easy come, easy go."