Washington signs Junior Galette to one-year deal for minimum

AP

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.

68 responses to “Washington signs Junior Galette to one-year deal for minimum

  1. The most offensive team in the league…no surprise they see no problem with bringing him in.

  2. Way to set the example Washington, and continue the NFL trend of putting winning over integrity. It’s time for the NFL to start getting rid of criminals, and not giving them multiple chances because they might help you win a game.

  3. Wow. The corporate world would never hire such. NFL keeps stopping to new lows… & signing players who can help with the demise. Wow

  4. If he had so much dirty laundry to air about the Saints, imagine what he’s going to have to say once he gets let go from the most hilariously dysfunctional franchise in the league.

  5. So to recap: The team with the racist name signs a guy caught on tape striking a woman with a belt. And they represent the capital of the United States of America?

  6. Good signing for the money they have to pay, on the field the guy’s a stud no doubt, off the field leaves alot to be desired….

  7. The Washington team already has a narcissist in RG MeMeMe now they have another one in Galette MeMeMe!!! Way to go Danny Boy!

  8. jkulha86 says:
    Jul 31, 2015 12:29 PM
    Way to set the example Washington, and continue the NFL trend of putting winning over integrity. It’s time for the NFL to start getting rid of criminals, and not giving them multiple chances because they might help you win a game.

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    You’re right, except for the part where Washington wins games. They’ve been mostly terrible since Dan Snyder took over and will continue to be as long as he owns the team.

  9. The belt swinging video wasn’t enough to get this suspended for a long time? Really??? The majority of people can’t stand Goodell but he has to watch over 3000 players & coaches right now.
    I see a lot of problem children show up out of those 3000.
    The public DOES NOT want these type of guys in the league yet Snyder signs him. Jones hires Hardy and other dubious character guys…
    Just think for a second how many issues,legal and otherwise we never hear about.
    The league really has to clean house!!! This is a joke anymore with arrest it seems like every other day.
    Can someone tell me why the hate for Goodell as compared to the lack of outrage for these type of players?

  10. Hope your team’s “D” can stop the run, all Junior does is rush the passer and let RB’s right pass him. Maybe if he is allowed a belt on the field, he can slap the RB down.

  11. The league minimum is far below $7,000,000.00, which is the figure Galette and his girlfriend repeatedly boasted of already having in the bag in their protracted Twitter meltdown – where they’d announce a signing on Tuesday to play in the division to Galette could mete out his revenge twice a year on Peyton and the Saints.

    But that was PRE-meltdown. Post-meltdown shows a completely different story. Instead of Tuesday to make the announcement, it took until Friday — and turns out Galette is not in the division, won’t play the Saints twice a year and will make many many many millions less than he’d have (allegedly) signed for per his psychotic Twitter freakout.

    Sounds like Galette’s Napalming of all his bridges actually hurt him worse than any of the intended targets. Listen to J.J. Watt — before posting on social media.

  12. CAPITAL DEFENSE baby!!! The league, the fans, and the media better recognize we will have one of the best Front 7’s in the league… Our secondary is going to by waaaaay better with this group up front!

  13. The league minimum is far below $7,000,000.00, which is the figure Galette and his girlfriend repeatedly boasted of already having in the bag in their protracted Twitter meltdown – where they’d announce a signing on Tuesday to play in the division to Galette could mete out his revenge twice a year on Peyton and the Saints.

    But that was PRE-meltdown. Post-meltdown shows a completely different story. Instead of Tuesday to make the announcement, it took until Friday — and turns out Galette is not in the division, won’t play the Saints twice a year and will make many many many millions less than he’d have (allegedly) signed for per his psychotic Twitter freakout.

    Sounds like Galette’s Napalming of all his bridges actually hurt him worse than any of the intended targets. Listen to J.J. Watt — before posting on social media.

  14. Hate on my Skins… We’ve given you all 24 years to catch up with TROPHIES… Let’s see… Jets still 1, Seattle still 1, KC still 1, Tampa still 1, New Orleans still 1, Rams still 1,Detroit still none… Who’d I forget?

  15. Disgusting. He shouldn’t even have the opportunity to join another team after that beating and how he went off on the Saints on Twitter. Junior isn’t even all that, RBs zoom pass him like he’s not even there.

  16. So Greg Hardy and now Galette are in the same division. Apparently wife beating isn’t all that serious in the NFL after all. Winning trumps wife beaters, unless you’re Ray Rice and get caught on tape.

  17. The hypocrisy of fans has reached a new height. If you’re job was solely dependent on winning and winning now, you’d let your integrity slide a little to put a better player on the field. Quit acting high and mighty and gain some actually perspective.

  18. Ravens fans are the last ones to say anything about the Redskins signing guys who have issues. do the names Ray Lewis or Ray Rice a bell?

  19. Watch the video… Galette is defending himself from all those wild animals attacking him. He’s not the attacker.

  20. skinsrock says:
    Jul 31, 2015 12:56 PM

    Hate on my Skins… We’ve given you all 24 years to catch up with TROPHIES… Let’s see… Jets still 1, Seattle still 1, KC still 1, Tampa still 1, New Orleans still 1, Rams still 1,Detroit still none… Who’d I forget?

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    You forgot the Cowboys with 5…

    So it looks like your buddies are the ones who need to catch up…

  21. Lol

    I don’t like this move,but if your going to sign someone like this.

    The Vet Minimum is a good price.

    No rish at all about this pickup.

  22. Well, this is very low-risk for Washington. Before he got paid Galette played his heart out trying to prove himself. I think he may be out to prove himself again after being cut (even though it had nothing to do with on-field performance). That will be hard to do if he’s suspended though.

  23. Absolutely hate this move. On the other hand, between Galette, Greg Hardy, Randy Gregory, and Riley Cooper, the NFC East now has the NFL’s least classy division award on lock. At least that’s something going for us.

  24. Ray Rice is still available Snyder.. I can see you and Jerry Jones in a potential bidding war.

  25. Hell yeah, the new GM in Washington knows how to put a team together. This guy has picked up a couple great players for cheap, hell of a move. Keep hating folks, but I guarantee you this, you will be hearing a lot about this Redskin defense! Junior on one end and Ryan Kerrigan on the other end, with Hatcher, Knighton, Jean Francois, and Paea in the middle, whew! Damn, that’s nasty!

  26. skinsrock says:
    Jul 31, 2015 12:56 PM
    Hate on my Skins… We’ve given you all 24 years to catch up with TROPHIES… Let’s see… Jets still 1, Seattle still 1, KC still 1, Tampa still 1, New Orleans still 1, Rams still 1,Detroit still none… Who’d I forget?
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    Hahahaha

    2 of the 7 teams beat the Redskins just last season, and a leaps and bounds ahead from a Roster/Coaching/ownership standpoint.

    Utterly pathetic

  27. How come we don’t hear these kind of stories in the MLB or NHL? Why is it only the NBA and NFL?

    Any guesses?

  28. romosmicrodongs says:
    Jul 31, 2015 12:32 PM
    But what does bigbenh8r have to say? Everyone knows he is the smartest redskins hater, so much smarter than every redskin fan
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    Nextime maybe get this in before my comment. I submitted a link to the youtube video that was deleted.

    Won’t argue he’s a great defensive player, but he is certainly not someone you want in a lockeroom. I don’t approve of the Cowboys signing Greg Hardy either, but am glad to hear he has been working TOO hard, and his teammates love him.

    Apparently Junior was hated in New Orleans even while getting 11 sacks per season.

    You don’t need my expertise, the Skins have such a great track record with free agents right?

  29. This is how you know McCloughan is fully in control. Gets a talented player who is a knucklehead on a prove it deal and makes sure he doesn’t overpay him in the process. If Gruden proves that he isn’t as terrible of a coach as he appeared a year ago, watch out for Washington.

  30. To all you ignorant people still screaming Dan snyders name after signings… He has NOTHING to do when football decisions. Get over it.

  31. Not even a Redskins fan, but that is an AMAZING deal they got. Sure, he’s a knucklehead, but 750K means if he gets booted, no loss. Him and Kerrigan; wow. And I noticed bigbenh8ter and his 12 other login names polluting yet another Redskins-related article. I don’t understand her at all.

  32. stunzeed5 says:
    Jul 31, 2015 2:48 PM
    Not even a Redskins fan, but that is an AMAZING deal they got. Sure, he’s a knucklehead, but 750K means if he gets booted, no loss. Him and Kerrigan; wow. And I noticed bigbenh8ter and his 12 other login names polluting yet another Redskins-related article. I don’t understand her at all.
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    What are my other names?

    No more people just recognize the skins as being a pathetic excuse for a football team than you think.

  33. If you live in DC and listen to the radio, you should know Junior Gallette plays the same position the Redskins have used their past two 2nd round picks on.

    Greaaaaaat GM

  34. Good move as he was about to get into trouble again. If he can stay out of trouble until week one. I will look forward to the fins revamped defense to take it to the woman beater. Although I will feel kind of bad for the gimpy RG3.

  35. Hey Ravens worry about your little irrelevant football team up in Baltimore and we will focus on Scot McCloughan making the Redskins into one of the elite teams in the NFL again.

  36. thirdistheworrd says:
    Jul 31, 2015 1:53 PM
    Absolutely hate this move. On the other hand, between Galette, Greg Hardy, Randy Gregory, and Riley Cooper, the NFC East now has the NFL’s least classy division award on lock. At least that’s something going for us.
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    Big Blue all class

  37. You guys should watch the video. Dude attacks Gallete, he fights him and several people off with a belt. Girl walks up, and he hits her with a belt, Gallete then goes and throws off a guy who is actually on top of a girl hitting her multiple times. He shouldn’t have hit her, but he was in the heat of the moment and was fending off multiple people. This was over 2 years ago, there’s a video and now this is an issue? Yes I’m strongly against domestic violence, but with the situation I’m glad the redskins are giving him a second chance to prove himself. On the other hand, even if he gets suspended or in more trouble this year, it was a low risk move and which could have a high reward. He’s no Ray Rice people, he could have easily dropped the belt and punched this girl Ray Rice style.

  38. Scot McCloughan is the GM he is the one who is in charge of player personnel that means he is the one who decides to sign the player he wants. Dan Snyder no longer has anything to do with player personnel decisions he only signs the checks now got it?

  39. To all the Dallas, Pittsburgh, Ravens fans. One team has a man who smacked his own mom, one has a man who has been charged with how many sexual assaults, and one has had a man who punched his girl on video, one who possibly killed a couple people and one who still plays for them who has several domestic violence charges. Seriously, none of you can talk haha seriously. Plus the dude was defending himself against a group of people and then helped a girl who was actually on the ground with a guy on top of her punching her multiple times. Gallete possibly saved this woman’s life. Dude was beating her like it was a UFC fight or something. He deserves a second chance, and at league min. I’ll take that. Watch out qbs that skins front is looking scary.

  40. bkostela says:
    Jul 31, 2015 7:35 PM
    thirdistheworrd says:
    Jul 31, 2015 1:53 PM
    Absolutely hate this move. On the other hand, between Galette, Greg Hardy, Randy Gregory, and Riley Cooper, the NFC East now has the NFL’s least classy division award on lock. At least that’s something going for us.
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    Big Blue all class
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    And what has Randy Gregory done? Also “big blue all class”, like Plaxico, LT, JPP yeah New York is all about class… thanks for the laugh…

  41. Greg Hardy lost a whole season + 4 games for tossing his then GF on a bed of guns. I wonder what Galette gets slapping a woman in the face with a belt.

    At the rate the NFL is handling things, we probably won’t know until sometime NEXT season.

  42. Hey beerbud,

    You forgot to mention the steelers have 6….got your fries ready??! Looks like your boys need to ”ketchup!”

    You bums(Cowboys) haven’t done anything of not for just as long as the skins. Come play and talk with the big boys on the block, chump.

  43. mitchem85 says:
    Aug 1, 2015 3:17 AM
    Hey beerbud,

    You forgot to mention the steelers have 6….got your fries ready??! Looks like your boys need to ”ketchup!”

    You bums(Cowboys) haven’t done anything of not for just as long as the skins. Come play and talk with the big boys on the block, chump.
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    Yes it’s been awhile since the Cowboy’s dominated the NFL, but I still remember the last SB they won, remember that steeler fans??? Also what happen to your great team last year??? Choke!! AND Tebow spanked you out of the playoffs a few years back…hee hee

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