Junior Galette signs one-year deal with Washington Redskins

Photo Credit: Michael Conroy - Associated Press

Photo Credit: Michael Conroy – Associated Press

After being released by the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Redskins have signed linebacker Junior Galette to “a one-year contract for the league minimum”, according to his agent.

Galette was released from the Saints for off-the-field issues. The Saints cut Galette loose just 10 months after signing him to a four-year contract extension. On July 7, Galette was cited for driving a vehicle with a suspended license, driving with an expired license, and not having a proper brake tag.

In addition, Galette was charged with domestic violence back in January after allegedly injuring a female houseguest while attempting to remove her from his home. Charges were dismissed in that case, although a civil suit is still pending. Lastly (hopefully), the Saints and the NFL were made aware of a 2013 video that surfaced in early July that allegedly shows Galette striking a woman with a belt during a group scuffle on a beach that was recorded by an onlooker.

It’s been a really eyeopening season as far as off-the-field disputes. We can only wish that Galette gets his act together and shows the Redskins an excellent year.

However, when he plays, he is a dominant pass rusher and constant contributor on defense. Last season, Galette accumulated 10 sacks and three forced fumbles.

This will be Galette’s sixth season in the NFL. His agent went to twitter to say Galette “is grateful for the second chance he is being afforded.” Lucky number 6, right? Galette is due a $745,000 salary on this league-minimum deal.