Back in April, Junior Galette made a free agent visit to Oakland. They offered him a contract, he declined and left without a deal. Since then, the 30-year-old pass rusher has remained a free agent.
With the season a couple weeks in, he’s getting desperate. So too, as it happens, have the Raiders. After two games with two sacks, Galette took to twitter to try and get the word out that he wants a job.
Everyone blow up @JGruden3 Mentions Till I get Signed— Junior Galette (@JovaisG) September 18, 2018
That was Tuesday. Come Wednesday, Gruden was asked about his difficulties with fielding any pass rush, to which he responded “It’s hard to find a great one,” referring to pass rushers.
Galette saw this and was back on twitter, sounding like he was taking his interest to another level, saying he is texting Gruden.
Galette conceivably has pass rush to offer. He had double digit sacks in 2013 and 2014 for the Saints before missing all of the 2015 and 2016 seasons with Achilles tears. He resurfaced in Washington in 2017 where he appeared in all 16 games but with no starts and finished with just 3.0 sacks – his fewest for a full season in his career. His hits, hurries, and pressure numbers are still pretty good though which could make him an interesting prospect for a desperate team.
We’ll see if he’s serious about texting Gruden and if so if Gruden would seriously listen.