The Washington Redskins have had a rough week, since their preseason game against the Lions it seems like nothing’s gone right. There are have been at least 50 stories and articles written about the RGIII-Dan Snyder-Jay Gruden dynamic in the nation’s capital. The team’s new GM’s task just keeps getting tougher and tougher, earlier today in practice it’s been reported by (several Redskins beat writers and insiders) that one of their latest additions suffered an injury today in practice that will cause them to miss the entire 2015 season.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) August 26, 2015
Scot McCloughan has made sound decisions in his first offseason in charge, they’ve added several players that are expected to make an impact this season through the draft and free agency. Galette was one of those free agent additions, he spent the last two seasons as a member of the New Orleans Saints where he tallied 22 sacks. The former undrafted free agent was happy about coming to D.C. to play for the Redskins and make an impact on a defense that was sorely in need of his talents, specifically in the pass rushing department.
Per source, the MRI confirmed that Redskins OLB Junior Galette tore his Achilles.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 26, 2015
That’s no longer an option as he tore his achillies earlier today in practice. The Redskins were preparing for their third preseason game, which also known as the “dress rehearsal” due to both teams starters playing at least a half.
The Redskins now have four players that will miss this season due to season ending injuries, the only positive in this situation is that Galette has a new teammate that has been through it before in DeAngelo Hall.
How does this affect Washington on the field? They had a proven guy in Ryan Kerrigan on one side as an outside linebacker and that other spot hadn’t been filled definitively, which makes this week’s preseason game that much more important for that position group. Just an extremely tough start to Washington’s 2015 campaign.