Junior Galette activated a Twitter account on Tuesday and within 12 hours has already filled it with video that should make Redskins fans pretty excited.
The linebacker, who signed a league minimum deal with the Redskins right before training camp and then broke his Achilles during practice in August, posted a couple videos to his Twitter account showing how far he's come since the beginning of the season.
In the first video, he's seen running some latter drills and then sprinting in the training room. Then he demonstrates his agility with some martial arts pass rushing moves with assistant strength and conditioning coach Joe Kim.
It hasn't taken long for his teammates to see and lend him some encouragement on their own Twitter accounts.
"Mentally is the hard part for a world class athlete," Galette said back in January. "That is the hard part of, you know, tearing an Achilles. I've been playing football since I was twelve years old, so from since I was twelve years old from June to January, my life has been football. So now 15 years later I've never really missed a season and I missed a full season, so it was kinda little bit of trauma in there for me, you know what I'm saying. So, I had to deal with that mentally. I had to go through those dark stages. But the success that the team had gave me encouragement everyday."
Galette is a free agent but he seems intent on re-signing with the Redskins (he's living in the Ashburn, Va., area and even has a Redskins tattoo, to show his dedication) and general manager Scot McCloughan has indicated he would like to bring back Galette for another year.
At his pres conference Wednesday in Indianapolis, Ind., head coach Jy Gruden seemed optimisitic about the pass rusher returning.
"His rehab's coming along great," Gruden said. "I see him in there every morning. He's excited to get back on the field, that's for sure. I feel good about getting Junior back. I really do. We didn't have him very long on the field, unfortunately, but he showed enough on the field that he can be a force for us when he's healthy. I think he's doing everything he can to get his body right. Now it's a matter of getting him signed, getting him on our football team. I feel good about our chances of doing that, but you never know."
Galette said he was at about 70 percent in the beginning of January, but if the above video is any indication, he seems ready to hit the field.
"By March is the goal where I'd be one hundred percent," he said. "So I'll be back for OTA's first day for sure, but by March obviously I'll be ready."