Redskins lose Galette for season with torn Achilles tendon

Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette tore his right Achilles tendon and will miss the 2016 NFL season.

Galette tweeted about the injury on Monday, just before players were set to report to training camp in Richmond, Virginia. He missed the 2015 season with a torn left Achilles tendon.

The loss of Galette is a major blow to the Redskins' defense, which added All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman in free agency. Galette's return was supposed to boost Washington's pass rush.

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The 28-year-old last played for the New Orleans Saints in 2014 when he had 10 sacks and 45 tackles. The Redskins re-signed him to a $4 million, one-year deal during the offseason.

Galette has 31 1/2 sacks and 128 tackles in 64 NFL games, all with the Saints.