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Junior Galette | Linebacker | #58

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 260
College: Stillman
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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

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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

Redskins OLB Junior Galette (Achilles') said he expects to be "fully ready to go" within the next two months.

Galette tore his Achilles' during training camp last August. "The doctors say I’m about 80, 85-percent," Galette said. "Another month or two I should be fully ready to go." Players are usually optimistic about their recoveries, but Galette should be good to go by the start of training camp. Re-signed to a one-year contract this week, Galette will form a dynamic pass-rushing duo with Ryan Kerrigan if he is healthy.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Redskins re-signed OLB Junior Galette to a one-year contract.

It's worth "up to" $4 million. Galette was never really leaving, as the Redskins had the right to match any offer. He didn't receive any after missing all of last season with a torn Achilles'. If healthy, Galette can provide a big spark opposite Ryan Kerrigan. He'll turn 28 later this month, but was one of the more dominant pass rushers from 2013-2014 in New Orleans with 22 sacks.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 09:57:00 PM

The Washington Post's Mike Jones reports the Redskins and free agent OLB Junior Galette (Achilles') remain far apart in negotiations.

Galette is after a one-year contract after tearing his Achilles' in training camp last year, but he does not appear ready to accept the incentive-based salary which normally comes with a "prove-it" deal. Jones reports the Redskins have offered one-, two- and three- year contracts, but each deal includes low base salaries with salary incentives. Other teams have interest, but Jones reports their offers are similar to Washington's. It appears this standoff could last quite some time.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 10:52:00 AM

In a radio interview, FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo said the Bills would be interested in impending free agent OLB Junior Galette if he hits the open market.

"(New Bills assistant) Rob Ryan has been vouching for Galette as a pass-rusher, as a guy who can — if healthy — create some havoc," Garafolo told 106.7 The Fan. "I do expect the Buffalo Bills to at least nose around Junior Galette come the start of the negotiating period." The Bills may be interested, but the structure of Galette's previous contract with the Redskins complicates matters. Washington has the right of first refusal on any offer sheet Galette signs, and the Bills are not in the salary cap position to offer a deal the Redskins cannot match. It remains likely Galette returns to Washington on a one-year deal.
Source: CBS DC
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 09:02:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the structure of OLB Junior Galette's deal makes him "essentially" a restricted free agent.

Galette is officially an unrestricted free agent, but La Canfora reports the Redskins have the right to match any offer. Coach Jay Gruden has expressed confidence about their chances of re-signing Galette, and this help explains why. Coming off a devastating Achilles' injury and carrying a checkered off-field past, Galette won't get a long-term offer sheet on the open market. He will likely be back with Washington on a one-year deal.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 08:54:00 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden is optimistic about Washington's chances of re-signing impending free agent OLB Junior Galette (Achilles').

"I feel good about getting Junior back. I really do," Gruden said. "We didn’t have him very long on the field, unfortunately. But he showed enough on the field that he can be a force for us when he’s right." The Redskins signed Galette last July, but he ruptured his Achilles' in training camp and never played a snap. Galette is reportedly looking for a one-year, "prove-it" deal.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 11:26:00 AM

The Washington Post's Mike Jones reports impending free agent OLB Junior Galette is looking to sign a one-year, "prove-it" deal.

Galette signed with the Redskins on a veteran-minimum contract after being released by the Saints last July, but he ruptured his Achilles' tendon late in the preseason and never played a snap. Galette and GM Scot McCloughan have both expressed interest in a reunion, but Galette is reportedly looking to get paid $7-$9 million on a one-year deal. That number could be difficult for Washington to match with Kirk Cousins likely headed for the franchise tag. Signing a one-year deal could prove a good move for Galette. If he stays out of trouble off the field and proves healthy and effective on it, he could cash in next offseason.
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Impending free agent OLB Junior Galette wants to re-sign with the Redskins.

Washington signed Galette last summer after his off-field issues forced the Saints to cut him one year into a four-year, $41.5 million deal. He was expected to form a dynamic duo with Ryan Kerrigan, but Galette tore his Achilles' in training camp and spent the season on injured reserve. Galette says he expects to be ready for OTAs, but that is an optimistic timeline. The talented pass rusher will likely have to settle for a prove-it deal.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Redskins OLB Junior Galette is facing another civil suit from the woman who accused him of injuring her while forcibly removing her from his home in January.

The woman filed a civil suit against Galette alleging three years of sexual, physical and mental abuse, but the suit was dismissed in August. This lawsuit focuses specifically on the incident in January. Galette was originally arrested and charged with misdemeanor simple battery/domestic violence, but those charges were dropped after an investigation. Galette, who is currently on injured reserve with an Achilles' injury, was suspended two games for several incidents including the January charges.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 09:50:00 AM

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