Thanks to Chiefs Twitter, Junior Galette has already entertained the thought of playing for Kansas City. Washington has now made that even more possible.
It’s one thing for a franchise’s fan base to make a certain player feel wanted via social media in times like the free agent tampering period, but it’s another for such ideas or even fantasies to become true.
Earlier this offseason, Kansas City Chiefs twitter was buzzing around the idea of adding Washington Redskins pass rusher Junior Galette to the mix via free agency, but when it came down to it, the veteran looked like he was returning to the mix in the nation’s capital. Now the latest rumor has it that they’re setting Gilette free after all.
It sounds quite official that Galette will be playing for a new team in 2018 given that Redskins exec Doug Williams stated they’d be going in a new direction at Galette’s position. If true, Galette is now a true free agent with no choice to find a new home rather than using such visits for leverage to get a better deal with his preferred home team.
At one point, a contract offer was apparently even placed in front of Galette from Washington, but they ended up withdrawing it a few days ago before making even further statements about their decision to divorce.
The latest rumors include the Cleveland Browns and L.A. Rams as teams interested in adding the pass rusher and there’s been nothing officially linking the Chiefs and Galette other than some fan/media interest and connection of dots between player and perceived need.
Unfortunately for those fans interested in bringing in Galette, general manager Brett Veach said he was projecting big things for Dee Ford in 2018 and seemed to truly believe that statement. Perhaps the Chiefs front office views edge rusher as a smaller need than the typical fan, which could be the reason why the team has avoided bringing in potential answers for free agent visits.