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Redskins Sign OLB Junior Galette To One-Year Deal

Update:

The Washington Redskins have already announced the signing of OLB Junior Galette.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins are signing former Saints OLB Junior Galette to a one-year contract on Friday.

  • Albert Breer reports that Galette’s contract with the Redskins is for the veteran minimum, and Washington will have the right of first refusal on Galette in 2016.

Last night, John Keim reported that Galette was still meeting with the Redskins and their coaching staff, but had been contacted by six other NFL teams.

However, it appears as though Washington was able to seal the deal and prevent him from meeting with other prospective teams.

Washington gains some more pass-rush help opposite of Ryan Kerrigan following this move. 

It’s worth mentioning that TMZ Sports reported earlier in the week 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 had Galette listed as the No. 1 player in our Top 25 Best Available Free Agents list.

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