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Junior Galette | Linebacker | #58

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 260
College: Stillman
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Redskins OLB Junior Galette (Achilles') said he dropped 15 pounds.
"I'll be better than what I was," Galette promised before saying he feels "a lot lighter and more explosive." Despite an off-field incident in April, Galette's offseason work has drawn praise as he works back from two Achilles' tears in as many years. If he can stay healthy and be close to the player he was before the injury, Galette would be a massive boost to the Redskins' pass rush. Jun 15 - 9:13 AM
Source: ESPN

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Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Junior Galette (Achilles') still has his "quick twitch."

It is tough to believe Galette is back to his old form following two Achilles' tears, but the comments are still a good sign as the pass rusher tries to work his way back. Despite the praise, Gruden admits Galette still has "a little ways to go," but the coach expects him to "get himself into shape." If his health cooperates, Galette has the talent to be a rotational factor on the edge.
Source: ESPN
May 30 - 10:21 AM

Redskins OLB Junior Galette (Achilles') has resumed running and lifting, and is still targeting the beginning of training camp for his return.

Galette hasn't played since 2014 after shredding both of his Achilles' tendons. He's also dealing with more off-the-field trouble after an April arrest for "disorderly conduct and failure to comply with police orders." Galette was briefly one of the league's most electric pass rushers, but now 29, anything he provides in 2017 will be a bonus. It's possible he's left off the 53-man roster.
Source: ESPN.com
May 16 - 1:38 PM

According to the police report, Junior Galette was seen "striking another individual" before running away from an officer.

The officer caught up with Galette and used a stun gun to subdue him. Galette was originally arrested for simple assault, but he was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct and failure to comply with police orders before being released on $500 bond. The lack of an assault charge is good news for Galette considering his history, but the revelation he was seen hitting someone could still spark an investigation and discipline from the league. The Redskins released a statement saying they are "aware of the incident" and "gathering information."
Apr 11 - 11:02 AM

WLOX Biloxi reports Redskins OLB Junior Galette was arrested Friday night for disorderly conduct and failure to comply with police orders.

WLOX reports Galette was involved in a fight at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi before fleeing. Attorney Ralph Whalen confirmed to The New Orleans Advocate Galette was arrested, but he did not comment on the specifics of the case. This is not the first time Galette has faced legal trouble, and 2015 accusations of domestic violence ultimately ended his time in New Orleans, although the charges were eventually dropped. He has been with the Redskins the last two seasons, but both were spent on injured reserve with Achilles' injuries.
Source: WLOX
Apr 10 - 9:41 PM

Redskins OLB Junior Galette (Achilles') is targeting the start of training camp.

Meaning he will miss the entire offseason program. The ex-Saint hasn't played since 2014, tearing both Achilles' tendons in the interim. Galette turns 29 on March 27. Whatever he contributes this season will be a bonus.
Mar 21 - 6:41 PM

Redskins OLB Junior Galette is back with the team on a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Galette's contract tolled after he spent all of 2016 on the non-football injury list, but still took a pay cut on the $1.6 million he was scheduled to make. Galette has not played since 2014 because of back-to-back Achilles' tears, but he is a solid, low-cost gamble for a team in need of pass rushers.
Feb 25 - 10:33 AM

The Redskins already have OLB Junior Galette under contract for 2017.

Galette's one-year contract tolled after he spent all last season on the NFI list. There was some confusion after Washington tweaked his deal last week. Galette hasn't played since 2014 but gives the Redskins another pass rusher when healthy. He's expected to be ready for the start of 2017.
Feb 4 - 5:10 PM

Impending free agent OLB Junior Galette says he will be re-signing with the Redskins.

Posting on social media, Galette said he will be inking a deal on Wednesday. The once-fearsome pass rusher has missed each of the past two seasons with torn Achilles' tendons, suffering the injury to both legs. He turns 29 in March. Galette is a flier, albeit with upside.
Jan 31 - 3:50 PM

Impending free agent OLB Junior Galette said he plans to re-sign with the Redskins.

"Technically I’m a free agent, but in my mind, like I said last year, I’m set to come back," said Galette. "I already spoke to [GM] Scot [McCloughan], and we already have plans to just sign me back on a one-year deal." Galette first signed with Washington in 2015 but has yet to play a game for the Redskins after suffering two separate Achilles' tears. He'll turn 29 in March.
Jan 6 - 2:17 PM

Redskins OLB Junior Galette has suffered another torn Achilles' tendon, and is done for the season.

Galette's second year as a Redskin will end the same as his first: With zero snaps. Per PFT, Galette tore his right Achilles'. It was Galette's left Achilles' that cost him all of 2015. Headed into what would have been his age-28 season, Galette's career is now in serious doubt. It's an on-paper blow for the Redskins' thin pass rush, but realistically DC Joe Barry should never have been counting heavily on Galette considering his off-field and injury histories.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 03:24:00 PM

The Washington Post reports Redskins OLB Junior Galette "(looked) explosive" in padless offseason practices.

Galette is questionable for the start of training camp, but has been progressing without setbacks. GM Scot McCloughan said his "explosion" was already back in April. Galette will be 11 months removed from going down when Washington reports. Galette notched 10 sacks in 2014 for the Saints.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Redskins OLB Junior Galette (Achilles) will be sidelined until training camp.

Galette says he's about "85 percent recovered." The Redskins will continue to move him slowly to avoid setbacks. Galette will be 11 months removed from surgery for the start of camp.
Wed, May 25, 2016 07:21:00 PM

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan says Junior Galette's (Achilles') "explosion" is already back.

"He's still rehabbing, but he looks excellent," McCloughan said. Galette is now eight months removed from going down late in Redskins camp. An Achilles' tear is still one of the more difficult injuries to come back from, but there have been more success stories in recent years.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said it will be "interesting" to watch OLB Junior Galette's (Achilles') recovery.

"That’s why the one-year deal from our standpoint made sense because, you know, does he still have the same twitch? Does he still have the same ability to get up field," McCloughan said. "I believe he does." After tearing his Achilles' during training camp last season, Galette was forced to settle for a one-year, "prove-it" deal with Washington. If he is healthy, the Redskins will boast a strong pass-rushing group.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 11:13:00 AM