28-Year-Old Linebacker – Washington Redskins
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
After signing a four-year, $41.5 million extension last September, Galette made good on the deal in 2014, notching 10 sacks - his second consecutive season with double-digit sacks. This offseason, how...
Junior Galette Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with Washington in March of 2016.
Galette has signed a one-year deal to remain with Washington, ESPN.com reports.
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Junior Galette: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Galette was placed on the Redskins' injured reserve list after tearing his Achilles in August, but his suspension will still apply. Although he's unable to play, Galette's suspension stemming from the January incident will still cost him two weeks of pay.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Less than a month into his tenure with Washington, Galette's season will be wiped away due to injury. No matter, the team holds the right-of-first-refusal on the pass rusher, meaning they'll likely keep him around with the hope that his explosiveness doesn't dwindle or disappear entirely.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Galette claims he's about 75 percent, but would be able to play if there was a game this week. He is being limited during training camp to prevent a setback.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Galette, who signed a four-year, $41.5 million extension last offseason, was recently released by the Saints after a tape emerged that allegedly showed him hitting a woman with a belt during a fight on a beach. He was also arrested in January for unrelated domestic violence accusations, although the charges were ultimately dropped. The videotape might have been a career-ending incident for a lesser player, but the Redskins are betting that Galette's talent will outweigh any public relations backlash. Coming off back-to-back seasons with double-digit sacks, Galette also suffered a pectoral injury during his extremely eventful offseason. Assuming he makes it back to full health for Week 1, he'll likely hold down the starting spot at outside linebacker across from Ryan Kerrigan. Prior to Galette's signing, second-round rookie Preston Smith was expected to compete with 2014 second-rounder Trent Murphy for the starting job.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Galette finished sixth in the NFL with 12 sacks in 2013. Rushing the passer is clearly a specialty for the sack-happy Galette as an outside linebacker in the Saints 3-4 defense. The question, however, is whether Galette can make enough stops to warrant starting at linebacker over more consistent options in IDP leagues, as he had only 40 tackles on the season. As such, Galette presents a high-risk, high-reward option for owners in IDP leagues.
With Victor Butler likely to miss the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL, Galette will start at outside linebacker in the Saints' 3-4 defense. Galette played defensive end his first three seasons in New Orleans after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2010. With 9.5 sacks in limited playing time the last two years, he projects as an interesting IDP sleeper if he can hold onto the starting spot.
Galette is expected to see playing time in the defensive end rotation, and could even start while Will Smith is suspended for the first four games of the year.
Galette will compete for a roster spot on the defensive line with the Saints.
Galette made the Saints 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent. He will contribute mainly on special teams if he is active on game days.