Junior Galette starting to look like his old self
• After Achilles-tendon injuries cost Galette both the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Washington decided to sign him to yet another one-year deal for 2017. When asked about Galette’s progress at OTAs, head coach Jay Gruden said, “he knows he’s got a little way to go, but you can still see that he’s got the quick twitch, which you really need off the edge.”
• If Galette can get back to his previous form, his partnership with pro bowl OLB Ryan Kerrigan could be formidable. Kerrigan ranked fourth in Pass Rush Productivity in 2016 and was the tenth highest graded 3-4 outside linebackers, with a grade of 82.2.
• In 2014, Junior Galette totaled 67 pressures and amassed a Pass Rush Productivity (The Pro Football Focus statistic that measures pressure created on a per snap basis with weighting toward sacks) of 12.2, which led all 4-3 defensive ends in the league. He finished the 2014 season as the 11th ranked edge defender with an 85.8 overall grade.
• In 2014, Galette produced pressure on 15.5% of his pass rushing snaps, the third highest mark among all edge defenders in the NFL that had played 150 or more pass rushing snaps.