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Saints surprise Galette, who couldn't afford b-ball growing up

This is your classic “started from the bottom now we here” story. Saints OLB Junior Galette grew up so poor he couldn’t even afford a basketball. Earlier today, he signed a 4 year extension with the Saints worth $41 million with $23 million guaranteed. To congratulate him, his teammates surprised him with a locker full of all basketballs. .@JuniorG93 said as a kid he couldn...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints put a lot of basketballs in Junior Galette’s locker (Photo)

The Saints put a lot of basketball in Junior Galette’s locker after signing him to a  new four-year, $41 million extension. .@JuniorG93 said as a kid he couldn't afford a new basketball. With new contract, his teammates updated his locker — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 4, 2014 I love the guard dog. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Gallette becomes the highest paid HBCU football player

Yesterday the New Orleans Saints rewarded Defensive End/Outside Linebacker Junior Gallette with a contract extension worth 41,500,000 dollars.  It makes him the highest paid HBCU football player in the NFL.  Gallette played his college football at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  It is a very small school that only has approximately 1,000 students.  This is […] The...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign Junior Galette to a four-year extension

The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker Junior Galette to a four-year, $41 million contract extension. #Saints LB Junior Galette’s extension is for 4 years and worth $41.5 million, per source. He’ll receive $23M guaranteed. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2014 Galette told reporters that, “this is the best week of my life.” var ACE_AR = {Site: '...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints give Junior Gallette a three year extension

New Orleans Saints have just agreed in principle to a contract extension with Junior Gallette the teams defensive lineman.  Galette inked a three-year, $6.3 million contract before last season. He had a huge year in 2013 breaking out for 12 sacks under DC Rob Ryan. The 26-year-old former UDFA out of tiny Stillman has 21.5 sacks […] The post Saints give Junior Gallette a three...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette makes hairy decision

Junior Galette is one of the premier up-and-coming pass rushers in the NFL, and he’s just coming into his own both as a player and a person. Through the ages, some of the best defensive terrors have had unique (and sometimes brash) personalities, and the same can be said of Galette. He goes by the name of ‘SACKMAN’ on social media, his on-field antics are borderline manic,...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior Galette and Cam Jordan: Pass Rush Specialists

Last season, the Saints' Cam Jordan (12.5 sacks) and Junior Galette (12 sacks) were the only duo in the NFL to record 12 sacks or more each, although the accomplishment went widely unheralded beyond New Orleans. The last time two teammates each recorded 12-plus sacks in the same season: DeMarcus Ware and Greg Ellis for the 2007 Dallas Cowboys. In 2014, the Galette/Jordan tag...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette looks like Rick Ross

If you’re on Twitter and don’t follow Junior Galette, well you’re just plain missing out. The @JuniorG93 feed is phenomenal, and Galette (acting as his alter-ego ‘SACKMAN’) tends to be as passionate and full-of-life on the internet as he is on the football field. Recently, however, he took an in-car selfie that had him looking like an … undesirable … rap star. Whose...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: NFL Combine overblown, Cam Jordan or Junior Galette, and a New Saints logo?

In this week’s mailbag, Travis Dauro discusses the importance of the NFL combine and the potential for a Saints’ logo change. 1.) Is the NFL Combine a good evaluation of pro potential or is it overblown? Personally I don’t think the Combine can necessarily hurt someone’s draft stock unless they post a terrible number in the 40-yard dash.  But even then, a 40 time simply...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs: 5 things to watch for

Junior Galette The New Orleans Saints will kick off their preseason schedule against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs, despite their 2-14 record, defeated the Saints last season in one of the worst defensive performances put on by the black and gold. Even though it is just preseason, the defense will play with a chip on their shoulder as they try to slowly fight the demons of last...
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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