Despite recently suffering a pectoral injury, which kept him from practicing,
Galette recently sustained a left pectoral injury while lifting weights, but he hopes by not having surgery that he'll be able to come back sooner.
"Everybody's different. You can have a torn pec, and you can come back sooner than I am, and we could be doing the same rehab," Galette said. "Every one's different. Hopefully, we'll shoot for the preseason, but we'll see."
That news came after Galette met with Dr. James Andrews, whose diagnosis confirmed that he will only need rest and rehabilitation.
Galette is coming off successive strong seasons. He racked up 22 sacks in the last two years combined.
Galette is currently deciding his options for the injury, including surgery. Galette did not participate in the team's OTA on Thursday. He produced 10 sacks and 45 tackles for the Saints last season.
"However it came out, we’re not worried about depth chart now," defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said. "We’re putting in a defense, we’re all working hard together and getting to know each other, our teammates and what we got. But I know both those guys can play, so we’re excited about 'em."
Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks in 2012 but has managed just 24 total tackles and a half-sack in 14 games over the last two years while dealing with a major knee injury.
"I think sometimes there are tougher positions to evaluate at this time of year," coach Sean Payton said, when asked to give his early thoughts on Spencer. "But I think, No. 1, he can affect the passer. ... He’s an edge player, I think he’s very good at fitting the run, and I think he can affect the passer."
The restructure turned $12.5 million of salary due into a signing bonus. The move created cap space for the Saints.
Galette compiled 45 total tackles, 10.0 sacks, two safeties and three forced fumbles in 2014.
|2010||New Orleans Saints||4||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||19||11.0||8||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||12||20||17.0||3||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||40||28.0||12||12||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||45||33.0||12||10||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
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|2012||New Orleans Saints||12||1||2||2.0||2||0||0|
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|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||1||0||2||13||2||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
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