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Junior Galette | Linebacker

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 258
College: Stillman
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NFL suspended Redskins OLB Junior Galette two games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.
The ban is related to a series of off-the-field incidents Galette had earlier this year. The move is procedural, since Galette is already out for the season with a torn Achilles' tendon. Going on 28, Galette is unsigned for 2016. Nov 16 - 1:29 PM

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Redskins OLB Junior Galette will miss the entire season with a torn left Achilles'.

The Redskins fears were confirmed. Galette went down toward the end of Wednesday's practice. He'll undergo surgery on Friday. It's an extremely tough blow. Galette signed a one-year, $745,000 contract in an effort to prove the Redskins right and thank them for taking a chance on him following his release from the Saints. With Galette out, DC Joe Barry will rely on OLBs Trent Murphy and Preston Smith opposite Ryan Kerrigan.
Aug 26 - 3:58 PM

The Redskins believe OLB Junior Galette suffered a torn Achilles' in Wednesday's practice.

Galette went down at the end of practice, and coach Jay Gruden expressed serious concern for his newest edge rusher. Banking on himself by signing a one-year, minimum-salary deal after being cut by the Saints, this would be a crushing blow for both Galette and the Redskins. We'll provide another update later.
Aug 26 - 2:33 PM

Redskins OLB Junior Galette suffered an ankle injury at Wednesday's practice.

After practice, coach Jay Gruden said he's "very concerned." We'll await further details, but Galette would be a big loss for a Redskins defense that will likely rely heavily on its pass rush to mask concerns in the secondary.
Aug 26 - 2:11 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim said the "feeling" is the NFL will announce whether or not they will suspend OLB Junior Galette this week.

It is not clear from which of Galette's off-field incidents the possible suspension stems. Galette was accused of domestic violence in January, but that case was later dropped. The NFL was also investigating a 2013 video purportedly showing Galette involved in a brawl in South Beach. If a suspension is announced, the Redskins are hopeful it will be two games or less.
Source: ESPN
Aug 25 - 8:43 AM

Redskins OLB Junior Galette is expected to play in Washington's third preseason game.

Recovering from a torn pectoral, Galette will be held out of the second preseason game, but he should be good to go for the regular season dress rehearsal next week. If he can get healthy and stay out of trouble off the field, Galette and Ryan Kerrigan should give opposing offenses nightmares this season.
Aug 20 - 11:07 AM

The civil suit stemming from Redskins OLB Junior Galette's domestic-violence arrest has been dropped.

Galette's battery charge was dropped in February, and the suit disappeared after Galette's accuser failed to appear in court. Galette has made all sorts of negative off-field headlines, but he's thus far managed to evade the long arm of the law. Even the slightest slip up would likely cost him his Redskins roster spot.
Aug 10 - 3:28 PM

Redskins signed OLB Junior Galette, formerly of the Saints, to a one-year, $745,000 contract.

Galette, 27, has been one of the league's top edge rushers the past two seasons, registering 22 sacks and a whopping 126 combined sacks, hits and hurries. The problem is he's a trainwreck off the field, having been accused of domestic violence in January before a video surfaced last month of him assaulting a man and woman in 2013. If he can avoid his knucklehead tendencies, Galette and OLB Ryan Kerrigan can be one of the top edge-rushing duos in the league. The Redskins' defense has sneaky streamer potential in 2015.
Jul 31 - 12:10 PM

ESPN's John Keim reports six other teams besides the Redskins have reached out to free agent OLB Junior Galette.

Galette visited the Redskins on Thursday. Per the Washington Post's Mike Jones, Galette would "prefer to sign with Washington." Teams clearly aren't all that bothered by Galette's off-field issues since he's still effective on it. Galette would be a huge addition for Washington opposite Ryan Kerrigan.
Jul 30 - 6:54 PM

The Redskins will host OLB Junior Galette for a free agent visit on Thursday.

Released by the Saints late last week, Galette has a checkered off-field history and has seemingly gone off the deep end recently, if his social media actions are to be taken seriously. Still, he is a 27-year-old coming off a ten-sack season and offers big-time on-field value. In Washington, Galette would provide an explosive bookend to Ryan Kerrigan. At the moment, run-stopper Trent Murphy and second-round pick Preston Smith are competing for that role.
Jul 29 - 11:58 PM

According to ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett, Junior Galette's "brash" personality was one of the "chemistry issues that plagued" the Saints in 2014.

Per Triplett, Galette was "involved in a pregame fight" with ex-teammate Brandon Deaderick last season, and took his captaincy "more as a status than being an actual leader." Galette has since faced multiple allegations of violence against women. Galette went undrafted in 2010 due in large part to character concerns.
Jul 25 - 10:49 AM

Saints released OLB/DE Junior Galette.

Following a series of disturbing off-field incidents, coach Sean Payton wanted to release Galette immediately after last season. The Saints clung to Galette as their 2014 sack leader (10.0), but got fed up with him again recently. Even before Galette suffered a severe pectoral injury at minicamp, Anthony Spencer was running ahead of him on the practice field. Galette is currently rehabbing the injury and is questionable for Week 1. The Saints will move forward with Spencer, Parys Haralson, rookies Hau'oli Kikaha and Davis Tull, and sophomore Ronald Powell as their outside linebackers in Rob Ryan's 3-4.
Jul 24 - 2:20 PM

ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett believes the team could opt to release embattled OLB Junior Galette.

The Saints were tired of Galette's act even before a video surfaced over the weekend that appeared to show him assaulting a woman, so it's not a surprise. Cutting Galette now would create $12.1 million in dead money for 2016, but the Saints may feel it's worth it as Galette continues to find trouble off the field. It would be a major blow for Rob Ryan's defense, as Galette has tallied 22 sacks over the past two seasons. He's currently rehabbing a partial pectoral tear.
Jun 22 - 2:45 PM

The NFL is looking into a 2013 video that shows an assault allegedly committed by Saints OLB Junior Galette.

The video shows a man accused of being Galette throwing punches and swinging a belt during a South Beach brawl. He can be seen hitting at least one man and a woman during the incident. Galette was recently acquitted of domestic violence charges stemming from a January arrest.
Jun 20 - 4:02 PM

Doctors have determined that Saints OLB Junior Galette's pectoral injury can heal through "rest and rehab."

The Saints caught a huge break here. Had Galette required surgery, he might have missed all of 2015. Instead, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Galette "may actually be ready for the season." Galette was New Orleans' 2014 sack leader, piling up ten with three forced fumbles. It does sound like Galette will miss a large chunk of training camp, and may not play this preseason.
Jun 16 - 12:17 AM

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