Per a Tweet by Liz Mullen, unrestricted free agent LB Junior Galette has signed with agents Drew Rosenhaus and Michael Katz for his representation. A couple weeks ago, we wrote about Galette parting ways with Peter Schaffer and his reasoning behind that. Galette wanted an agent “on the same page” as him and it seems he’s found that with Rosenhaus Sports.
The 27-year-old outside linebacker from Haiti is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon suffered during preseason practice late last summer. He recorded a combined 22 sacks in 2013 and 2014 with the New Orleans Saints, who signed him as an undrafted free agent after the 2010 draft. He signed a three-year deal worth up to $9 million during the 2013 season in which he had a breakout year for a team high 12 sacks. The next year, he signed a four-year contract extension worth $41.5 million. However, due to his off-the-field issues he was released on July 24, 2015. A week later he signed a one-year contract with the Redskins.
Although on injured reserve, Galette was suspended for two weeks due to a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy, stemming from a domestic violence incident when he was with the Saints in January of 2015. Although he was already not playing, he was to be without pay for these two weeks.
Washington has right of first refusal with Galette, which means they can match any offer he receives from another team. Galette has gone on Twitter to say that he would “rather retire than sign for the veteran’s minimum,” and with Rosenhaus in his corner now it will be interesting to see how his free agency plays out.