Washington Redskins sign Junior Galette

By Vincent Frank

The Washington Redskins made what many would consider to be an interesting move on Friday by adding embattled former New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette on a one-year deal at the league minimum.

Galette may be considered one of the top 3-4 outside linebackers in the game, but he brings a recent history of off-field issues that many figured would limit his options after the New Orleans Saints cut him loose last week.

Earlier this summer, a video was released showing Galette, 27, allegedly striking an unknown woman at a beach in Florida back in 2013. After an extensive investigation, the Saints released him—a move that cost the team a ton of cash considering it had just signed him to a four-year, $41.5 million extension last September.

Whatever the PR hit Washington might take by signing Galette, there’s little doubt that he is a force on the football field himself. The veteran has recorded 22 sacks over the past two seasons and will act as a solid pass-rush partner next to the recently-extended Ryan Kerrigan.

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