Earlier today, the Washington Redskins and Junior Galette reached an agreement that would keep the veteran pass rusher in the nation’s capital on what should be a one-year deal, according to Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com. His deal will become official on Wednesday.
Interestingly, Galette has not played a down for the Redskins and he has been there for the past two seasons, but season-ending injuries have kept him off the gridiron. The 28-year-old edge rusher is a force on the field, but has to stay healthy, which the injuries he sustained are hard to come back from.
Before Galette joined the Redskins, he had a promising career going for him, as he racked up a nice pay check from the New Orleans Saints after recording 31.5 sacks in five seasons with 22 of them coming from the last two years in the state of Louisiana.
Finally, if the Redskins can get that out of Junior, they instantly have a stronger defense and do not have to worry about the outside linebacker position that includes Pro-Bowler Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith, and Trent Murphy. That is a solid group of pass rushers. The defense finished inside the top ten (9th) in total sacks with 38.