(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Junior Galette appears well on his way to spinning, sidestepping or even shoving his way into a starting role at his new position of outside linebacker for the Saints.
Coaches already knew Galette, a defensive end last season, had the potential to be one of their top pass-rushers. Still, they entered training camp uncertain whether the fourth-year pro was ready for the first team.
There is more to playing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense than getting after quarterbacks. Players must be strong against the run and effective dropping back to cover short passing routes.
Since projected starter Victor Butler tore knee ligaments in one of New Orleans' final offseason practices, likely sidelining him for at least most of the season, Galette has seized his chance to move up.
''I know one thing - I'm betting on Junior Galette,'' new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said after a recent practice. ''I think he's going to be spe...