Time was, Francis couldn’t play, even when he wanted. Now that he can, he’s making up for lost time.
“I’m with the Patriots now, and I appreciate everything this organization has done for me,” Francis said. “I always knew I was going to play football, I just didn’t know when I was going to start.
“It’s a blessing to be here, just working on what you have to get done. Going to practice, that’s exciting to me. Watching film, that’s exciting to me. Week after week, I’m always going to be excited, because I love playing football. It’s what I do.”