BREAKING: New Orleans Saints release Junior Galette


According to a report, the New Orleans Saints have released linebacker Junior Galette, the team’s leading pass rusher a season ago.

The news may come as a surprise for some, and not so much for others.  It’s been a very bumpy offseason for Junior Galette, who was scheduled to meet with the NFL to discuss a prior domestic violence case and some other mishaps, including a video of him allegedly striking a woman with a belt during a beach brawl.

It is uncertain whether or not the team has received news from the NFL about the “confidential” meeting with Galette.  There has been no update on his status until now.  It sounds like the Saints now know something.

Last offseason Junior Galette was promoted to defensive captain and signed a four-year deal worth $41.5 million with $23M in guaranteed money.  The team is currently set to take a hit of $12 million for cutting Galette, but there is no telling if that will change or not. Evidently, Junior believes he will see no disciplinary action from the NFL.

He told Lyons Yellin of WWL TV that he was notified of the release by phone and will make the best of it, and will be the best outside linebacker in the league next year.  It just sounds like Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints have finally had enough of the headache.

We’ll have more news to come as the story progresses.