For Washington Redskins DE Junior Galette, he is banking on the notion that third time is a charm. Galette recently signed a one-year deal with the Redskins. For Galette, it is his third one-year deal with Washington, but he has only appeared in ZERO games. This time, he is hoping to make the impact the Redskins had hoped for in 2015, and prove to GM Scot McCloughan his instincts were correct.
GM Scot McCloughan took a risk in 2015 in signing Galette, who had some domestic violence issues while with the New Orleans Saints. Charges against Galette were subsequently dropped. Eager to prove problems of the past were in the past, Galette inked a one year deal with the Redskins to bolster the pass rush and give the Redskins an effective pass rush alternative opposite Ryan Kerrigan. Galette never made it to the field, tearing his Achilles tendon during training camp and missing the entire 2015 season. The Redskins then signed Galette to a new one-year deal in 2016. Bad luck struck Galette again. This time it came in non-contact drills during training camp, Galette tore his Achilles Tendon in the opposite leg, missing all of 2016. Galette has not played a meaningful down in the NFL since 2014. Still, the Redskins believe that Galette can be an answer to the pass rush, if he can stay healthy.
Washington’s defense was horrible in 2017, although the pass rush was ranked 9th overall. Much of that can be attributed to Ryan Kerrigan, who amassed 11 sacks for the season. If Washington can get the performance they seek from Galette, that would provide the Redskins effective pass rushing on both ends.
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