Two years ago, the Washington Redskins decided to take a low income rush by signing former Saints pass rusher Junior Galette to a veteran minimum deal. Galette impressed from the start and even caused All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams problems in one on one drills. No other player on the Redskins roster was capable of causing this sort of dilemma for Williams. It was all for not though. Galette tore his Achilles tendon that offseason and was sidelined for the entire season. Upon his return from rehab Galette again showed explosiveness in his game. This time last year, the same hype was being talked about for Galette. He went on to tear his other Achilles tendon.
For those of you who aren’t aware, tearing ones Achilles tendon is one of the most painful injuries any athlete can endure. It is a sentence of nearly a year on the sidelines going through rehabilitation.
But after all of this, Galette is back and with a massive point to prove. Galette wants to prove not only to the Redskins, the team that gave him a chance, but also to himself that he is still a force to be reckoned with in the NFL. So far in training camp, Galette is, “holding his own” against Trent Williams again. (Mike Jones, Washington Post). If Galette can cause problems to Williams, then he is capable of causing problems for any offensive tackle. Let’s hope Galette can stay healthy so we can finally see him in burgundy and gold.