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In what's becoming a familiar tone this offseason for New Orleans Saints unrestricted free agents, linebacker Jonathan Casillas said late Thursday night he hasn't talked with the team at all about a new contract.
"I haven't had any contact with the Saints this offseason," Casillas said via e-mail. "I would love to stay with New Orleans, it's been my home for the last four years. But I do know how this league works, and I'm excited about free agency and where I could possibly end up."
Casillas played under a one-year restricted free agent contract last season despite receiving interest from Tennessee during last offseason. He compiled 31 total tackles in 14 games while making $1.26 million.
The Saints may be looking to go in a different direction from Casillas as they are changing to a 3-4 defensive scheme. Casillas' agent can begin talking with other teams at 11 p.m. Friday night.
Source: The Times Picayune
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Linebacker Junior Galette has agreed to a three-year contract to remain with the New Orleans Saints.
Galette reached terms with the team on Saturday. He had been set to become a restricted free agent next week.
Galette was originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent out of Stillman College in 2010.
Galette has appeared in 32 games with two starts for the Saints...
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The New Orleans Saints have announced that they’ve reached an agreement with DE Junior Galette on a three-year deal.
The Saints reportedly tendered Galette before reaching an agreement.
Galette, 24, figures to play outside linebacker in the Saints’ new 3-4 defensive scheme. Last year, he tallied 22 tackles, a career-high five sacks, and one forced fumble.
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The New Orleans Saints announced that the club has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with restricted free agent LB Junior Galette.
Galette, 6-2, 258 pounds, was originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent defensive end out of Stillman College in 2010. After making the clubs 53-man roster out of training camp, The Port Au Prince, Haiti native has appeared...
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