However, a source tells Keim that Galette has already been contacted by six other NFL teams.
Unfortunately, we don’t know who these teams are, but it seems very likely that he’ll have another meeting lined up in the event he leaves Washington without a contract.
- Breer adds that Galette will take a physical and meet with team officials.
This is the first reported interest in Galette since he became available earlier in the week.
Washington used a second-round picks on Preston Smith and Trent Murphy in the past two seasons to play opposite of Ryan Kerrigan, but it appears as though they’re willing to consider all of their available options to improve their pass rush in 2015.
TMZ Sports reported earlier in the day Galette has been charged with three misdemeanors following a traffic stop.
Court documents reportedly show that Galette was pulled over in Louisiana on July 7 when officers noticed he was driving with a suspended license and didn’t have the proper tags on his car. Galette is ordered to appear in court on August 10 for the misdemeanor charges.
Galette, 27, signed a six-year, $45.3 million contract that included $23 million guaranteed with the Saints back in September of last year, but was released after numerous off-the-field issues.
In 2014, Galette appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 45 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, two safeties and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 defensive end in a 4-3 defense out of 59 qualifying players.
We have Galette listed as the No. 1 player in our Top 25 Best Available Free Agents list.