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Saints News, 7/27/15: How Junior Galette's Relationship with the Saints Soured and Ultimately led to his Release

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From NOLA.com: Multiple team sources said the Saints grew weary of Galette's behavior soon after rewarding him with the new deal and spent virtually the entire offseason trying to sever ties. Saints officials went over various scenarios in the past six months to rid themselves of Galette, from seeking possible trade partners to his outright release, which would result in a massive salary cap hit...Shortly after Galette's arrest, a team source predicted he would not be in a Saints uniform by the fall. Then after the video surfaced, the Saints submitted the clip of the altercation to the NFL per league protocol...In the end, the Saints wanted Galette gone badly enough they essentially paid to get rid of him.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> LB Junior Galette confirmed that he passed his physical Saturday and expects to officially be released today.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/625671462389719041">July 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The current Wikipedia page for one Junior Galette... <a href="http://t.co/ueq4ZIEI9N">pic.twitter.com/ueq4ZIEI9N</a></p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/status/625477891501899777">July 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Junior Galette declined to comment on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> release but sent me this video of workout: <a href="https://t.co/EIzvuTk5mQ">https://t.co/EIzvuTk5mQ</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/624951628626587648">July 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lots to enjoy from that Junior Galette rant, though calling Scott Fujita a &quot;Dragon Ball Z Name Ass Bitch&quot; really is the tops for me</p>&mdash; Mike Tunison (@xmasape) <a href="https://twitter.com/xmasape/status/625659620477022208">July 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Could Brady&#39;s lawsuit include a parade of owners testifying about communications with Goodell and the league office? <a href="http://t.co/pjp4hA9kMa">http://t.co/pjp4hA9kMa</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/625667633988403200">July 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Joe Namath offers $100,000 in search for two Florida teens lost while boating: <a href="http://t.co/CfJhlUjkKp">http://t.co/CfJhlUjkKp</a> <a href="http://t.co/Cfbh5DFyhs">pic.twitter.com/Cfbh5DFyhs</a></p>&mdash; Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaybusbee/status/625647835090915328">July 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints Nation Podcast: Brian and Patrick discuss Junior Galette&#39;s insanity - <a href="http://t.co/Y3gJHdZsZl">http://t.co/Y3gJHdZsZl</a></p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/625646705443237888">July 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our youngest son Callen pretty stoked about catching his first fish today...a little bluegill using… <a href="https://t.co/spPufvRirs">https://t.co/spPufvRirs</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/625493832105349120">July 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No. 1 reason to get excited about <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> <a href="http://t.co/bDzC5SaUlU">http://t.co/bDzC5SaUlU</a> <a href="http://t.co/o39HiFiAm4">pic.twitter.com/o39HiFiAm4</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/625480077656981506">July 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Honestly, Galette and co. airing Zach Strief&#39;s dirty laundry might be a top 5 despicable act for him. Tells you all you need to know</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/625422571186581504">July 26, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Keenan Lewis: Loss of Junior Galette &#39;devastating&#39; | plus more thoughts on his former teammate | <a href="http://t.co/EE90emt4v8">http://t.co/EE90emt4v8</a></p>&mdash; Lyons Yellin WWL-TV (@LyonsYellin) <a href="https://twitter.com/LyonsYellin/status/625417158961537024">July 26, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Football is such an inexact science that if you&#39;re relying on Galette to make/break Saints you&#39;re misguided. Chemistry reigns supreme</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/625408956882661377">July 26, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We&#39;re talking about 11 players working together at once and all I can tell you is that more often than not Galette was selfish</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/625409398521884672">July 26, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Keenan Lewis holds youth football camp in home town&#10; <a href="http://t.co/fJ28CfDQJb">http://t.co/fJ28CfDQJb</a> <a href="http://t.co/nQECsq04zi">pic.twitter.com/nQECsq04zi</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/625374055768719360">July 26, 2015</a></blockquote>

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