It is being reported that OLB Junior Galette has been cut by the Saints, following off the field issues. Galette was the teams top pass rusher from last season, taking down the QB behind the line ten times (Cam Jordan was second with seven and a half). The release will be made official, following the results of Junior Galette's physical set for this weekend. Here's what's being said:
. @LyonsYellin and others reporting #Saints have released OLB Junior Galette, whose off-field issues outweighed his enormous contract.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) July 24, 2015
Junior Galette recently met with @NFL officials, who are looking into 2 off-the-field incidents. #Saints have been frustrated for a while.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 24, 2015
Junior Galette to be released by @Saints (via @RapSheet): http://t.co/hs10OsymwU pic.twitter.com/V0BxcvpbDD— NFL (@NFL) July 24, 2015
LB Junior Galette, whom Saints are releasing, still must take and pass physical with team this weekend. Once he passes, he will be released.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2015
I believe he'll count the same this year ($5.45 million) with huge hit coming next year ($12.1 million). https://t.co/OMDmIzBxoF— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) July 24, 2015
Looks like it was a long time coming?
I can tell you the Saints wanted to make this move shortly after his January.— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) July 24, 2015
Galette has been with the Saints since entering the league in 2010. He compiled 31.5 sacks, 128 total tackles, 5 forced fumbles, and notched two safeties during his tenure. The reason for his release likely stems from the infamous beach incident. More details to come as they are released.