The veteran defensive end, who sat out last season because of a torn Achilles tendon, has agreed to a one-year deal that could worth as much as $4.1 million, a source told NFL Media's Albert Breer on Tuesday.
Galette signed with the Redskins last August after being released by the New Orleans Saints last summer. He was suspended two games last year for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was arrested following an alleged domestic violence incident at his home in Louisiana in January 2015. The charges were later dismissed and he served his suspension while on injured reserve.
It remains to be seen if Galette can be a valuable contributor to the Redskins' defense. With the Saints in 2014, he had 10 sacks and 33 tackles. Galette was ranked No. 71 in Around The NFL's top 99 free agents.
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It's back to Philadelphia for Nolan Carroll. The veteran cornerback is returning to the Eagles on a one-year deal with a base value of $2.36 million, a source involved in the deal told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal can be worth as much as $3 million.
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Carroll also met with the Cowboys and Dolphins before deciding to rejoin an Eagles defense he started 11 games for in 2015. The 29-year-old cover man is still recovering from an operation on his fibula, per Philly Mag's Tim McManus, but expects to be ready for the team's offseason program.
Carroll picked off a pair of passes last season before going down on Thanksgiving with the leg injury. Happy to return to Philly, the seventh-year defender has a legitimate shot to regain his starting job this autumn.
"I just fell in love with how the city is and how the fans are, how the organization is," Carroll said last month, per CSN Philly. "Everybody is welcoming. Everybody loves each other. That's something you don't see in a lot of organizations and a lot of people."