During an interview with ESPN 980’s Scott Jackson and Brian Mitchell earlier this week, OLB Junior Galette said he plans to sign another one-year deal with Washington this off-season.
Technically I’m a free agent, but in my mind, like I said last year, I’m set to come back,” Galette said, via the Washington Post. “I already spoke to Scot [McCloughan], and we already have plans to just sign me back on a one-year deal. I told him I don’t care about no money right now. I could care less. I made tons of money in the NFL, and I set myself up to be good for life. I’m not worried about the money. It’s about my pride right now and to show myself that I can come back from back-to-back Achilles’ injuries. I feel like it would be one for the history books the way I come back if I could come back and take the league by storm and proceed and play for another five years in my prime.
The one-year contract Galette signed with the team last off-season was for $4M. However, as we all know, he suffered another torn Achilles in July and missed the entire year... again.
Galette’s still only 28 though he’s dealt with a number of injuries over the past couple of years including two torn Achilles. When healthy, he’s one of the top pass rushers in the league.
Galette has said both of his Achilles’ tendons are “as strong as they’ve ever been” and promised to post videos of his rehab soon.
I wanna be what Dexter Manley Was To The Skins...#BLESSED— Junior Galette (@JovaisG) January 3, 2017
I feel like that’s what I can bring to the table, is that tenacity and that ferociousness, and just add it to on a defense which is going to come punch you in your face,” Galette said. “I’m not here to be friendly with anyone on the field. I don’t care about being friends with anybody. I just care about winning, and whatever I need to do to do that, I’m going to do it. That’s the type of attitude I’m talking about.
I feel like the Giants really didn’t have anything to play for, so for guys not to come up and show up and play lights out, it was very frustrating,” he said. “Stuff like that, I just won’t allow to happen. I’m not saying that I’m here to be in everybody’s face, but there’s just a certain attitude that you have that you know is going to rub off, the energy is going to rub off.