Junior Galette set to visit Seahawks

The free agent linebacker, who has 34.5 career sacks, is expected to meet with Seattle today.

The Seattle Seahawks ongoing search for pass rushing reinforcements continues.

Veteran linebacker Junior Galette indicated via tweet that he's flying to Seattle and Adam Schefter of ESPN reported he's expected to visit the team today. He met with the Rams on Monday.

Galette, 30, broke out with the Saints when he posted 22.0 combined sacks during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. After being surprisingly released, the Redskins signed him to a one-year deal, but a pair of Achilles tendon injuries cost him both the 2015 and 2016 campaigns.

Despite the setbacks, the 6-foot-2, 257-pound Galette re-signed with the Redskins and played in all 16 games last season, recording 20 tackles and 3.0 sacks. He reportedly received offers from teams in April and May, but wasn't sure if he planned to play in 2018.

Seattle signed linebacker Erik Walden last week, but the release of defensive end Marcus Smith creates another hole on the depth chart. With Dion Jordan still on the PUP list with a shin issue, the Seahawks have been aggressively seeking proven pass rushers.

Though his athleticism has been diminished by two severe injuries, the Seahawks have nothing to lose kicking the tires on Galette, who could be a bargain rotational piece if healthy.