Washington just added another pass-rusher, and a cheap one.
Agent Alvin Keels, who represents former Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette, just tweeted out word that Galette had signed a one-year deal for the league minimum.
“This deal isn’t about the money,” Keels wrote. “Junior feels that he has a lot to prove both on and off of the field.”
On the field, he has proven himself reasonably well, with 22.0 sacks the last two seasons.
Off the field has been the issue, as the Saints couldn’t wait to get rid of him despite paying him $17 million as part of a six-year deal last September. Galette’s arrest on domestic violence charges could still see him punished under the league’s personal conduct policy, and that helped make his price so low.
When he’s eligible, he’ll pair with the recently extended Ryan Kerrigan to give Washington an exceptional duo of pass-rushers.