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Saints Coach Payton Says More Was Expected of Released LB Galette Off the Field

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More is coming out of the situation of the Saints letting Junior Galette walk, as’s Marc Sessler writes today that Saints coach Sean Payton felt more should have come from Galette off the field.

“When all is said and done, there was more expected from him off the field,” Saints coach Sean Payton told ProFootballTalk Live on Tuesday, saying of Galette: “I wish him well and want to see him have success.”

The Times-Picayune unpacked Galette’s release over the weekend, speaking to a source who called the sixth-year pass rusher a poor teammate who “thought being captain was more so about status on the team instead of being a leader on and off the field.”

A source also told the newspaper that Galette “stayed focused long enough to get paid, then the real Junior came out” after he inked a four-year, $41.5 million extension last September.

Gallette’s final season in New Orleans included a fist fight with former Saints defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick and a January arrest on domestic violence and simple battery charges, which were eventually dropped.

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