LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Junior Galette and offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Galette (6-2, 258) originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the New Orleans Saints on April 26, 2010. He spent five seasons with the Saints, appearing in 64 regular season games with 30 starts from 2010-14. For his career, Galette has recorded 122 total tackles (87 solo), including 34 tackles for loss and 31.5 sacks. He has also registered five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Galette signed with the Redskins during training camp in 2015 but suffered a season-ending injury during the preseason. The year before, Galette played in all 16 games for New Orleans in 2014, recording 10 sacks to reach double digits in that category for a second straight year. His 22 combined sacks across 2013-14 ranked tied with Ryan Kerrigan for second-most in the NFC and tied for sixth-most in the NFL.
Galette played collegiately at Stillman College as a senior in 2009, earning second-team All-American honors with 56 tackles and 9.5 sacks that season. Prior to his time at Stillman, he played in 33 games at Temple from 2006-08 and was a second-team All-MAC selection as a junior.
Galette, 27, attended St. Joseph Regional H.S. in Montvale, N.J., where he played both linebacker and wide receiver. The native of Port Au Prince, Haiti, was born on March 27, 1988.
LeRibeus (6-2, 315) was originally selected by the Redskins in the third round (71st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 28 career regular season games with 12 starts in four seasons with Washington. Last year, he posted career highs in games played (16) and games started (11), opening the final 11 games of the season at center.
LeRibeus played collegiately at SMU, where he appeared in 36 games with 28 starts. In his senior season, he started all 13 games at left guard and was a member of a Mustangs offense that finished third in Conference USA in average passing yards per game (274.8).
LeRibeus, 26, attended Berkner H.S. in Richardson, Texas, where he was named an All-Area selection by The Dallas Morning News following his senior season. He was born July 2, 1989.