Junior Galette is considering retirement.
The 30-year-old linebacker, who has been in the NFL since 2010, is currently a free agent. He said in an Instagram post Sunday he has received three contract offers but is unsure if he wants to play in 2018. Galette did not say which teams contacted him.
That entire 20-plus-year journey to the pinnacle of his profession, without anyone finding out about an indictment. Not a complaint, a probe, an arrest, a detainment, an arraignment — an indictment.
This, in a league where an anonymous smear video clip can alter the course of a player’s career in an instant, just because that’s what teams can do.
No, it does not make sense.
Except in all the ways it makes perfect sense. It’s the least-plausible and most-plausible thing imaginable. It’s the NFL in 2018 in a nutshell.
“At this point we aren’t concerned this injury will jeopardize his season,” McDermott told reporters, adding it was “best for us to get this done now.”
It isn’t yet, though.
So far this year, Tom Brady in New England and Aaron Donald in LA, among others, have been placed under the microscope for not being there for Day 1 of offseason workouts. It really is part of the NFL’s offseason routine — do a head count for camps, OTAs and the like, see who’s missing, dig for reasons, grill head coach and teammates about what’s going on and what it means.
The disclaimer is always included: Workouts are voluntary, but …
It’s exhausting. It needs to stop. It sucks up energy that could be applied elsewhere.
It won’t stop, though. The 2018 offseason is off to that kind of start already. The NFL has flunked another English exam.