By Brandon Thomas
The Redskins brought Junior Galette in prior to the 2015 season with high hopes, sure there was the video that surfaced allegedly of him striking a woman with a belt on Miami Beach in 2013 , and sure there was an domestic violence charge (he allegedly attacked a dancer over cab fare in early 2015). But he was coming off back to back 10 plus sack seasons while playing for the Saints (12 in 2013 and 10 in 2014), and the Redskins were in desperate need of a pass rusher to go opposite Ryan Kerrigan. So it seemed like a match made in heaven, a perfect fit right?
During training camp prior to the 2015 season, Galette went down with an torn Achilles causing him to miss the entire 2015 season. Redskins fans had high anticipation for this upcoming season, and the thought of him teaming with Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith would give the Redskins a strong pass rush coming into the upcoming season. Until training camp 2016 happened. Galette would tear the other Achilles, again causing him to miss the entire 2016 season. So where to the Redskins go from here? Second year linebacker Preston Smith will take the spot that Redskins fans hoped would be Galette’s. It may be time to end the Galette experiment, because his Achilles heel has been his Achilles heel.
Thank you for nothing Junior.