Junior Galette: What would a short list of free agent options be without a player with character concerns? There’s no question that Galette can play the game, but there are a few serious question marks teams will need to consider carefully before signing him. First, there’s the issue of Galette’s Achilles injury that cost him the entire 2015 season.
He sustained the injury early enough that he should be ready to go when teams start camps. There’s also the matter of a domestic violence incident in his recent past. The charges from that January incident were later dropped, but he still served a two-week suspension behind it. He amassed 22 sacks his final two years in New Orleans, but he’ll have to convince a front office he’s on the straight-and-narrow now that he’s healthy and apparently ready to return to football.
Nick Perry: The former first-round pick has never lived up to expectations in Green Bay, but he was the top pick of John Dorsey’s 2012 draft class. Perry has been a disappointment, but he’s just 25 years old and still has room to grow.
He’d be more of a situational pass rusher here in Kansas City, but does have the athleticism to contribute to a defense that was starved for a pass rush in their most crucial game of the postseason. Perry has mostly been inconsistent, but he’s also flashed the ability to dominate on the edge. Look no further than the 2015 NFL postseason where Perry posted 3.5 sacks in two games against the Redskins and Cardinals.
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