Pass rusher Junior Galette signed with the Washington Redskins on Friday, less than a week after being released by the New Orleans Saints because of off-field problems. 

Galette agreed to a one-year deal for the NFL's veteran-minimum of $745,000.

Galette was arrested in January after an alleged domestic dispute. Charges were dropped, but the episode remains under review by the NFL. The league also is reviewing a video which shows a man resembling Galette in a fight on a beach.

His agent, Alvin Keels, said on Twitter on Friday that Galette "is grateful for the second chance he is being afforded."

The Redskins had been trying to find an effective pass rusher opposite outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. Brian Orakpo left as a free agent this off-season, joining the Tennessee Titans.

Galette led the Saints with 10 sacks last season after ranking second on the team with 12 in 2013.

"Obviously, he's had some issues in the past. But we like to draw our own conclusions about every individual that we bring into this building. And we'll go from there," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said of Galette on Thursday. "It's very early right now. I haven't had a chance to talk to him at all. So until I do, I won't draw any conclusions on what's happened to him in the past."

In 2014, Galette was a Saints defensive captain and was given a $41.5 million, four-year contract extension. But he's had his share of troubles away from the game, including getting kicked out of college at Temple when a relative staying with him was caught with a stolen laptop. He made $18 million from the start of last season with the Saints due to signing bonuses.

After his more recent issues, the Saints informed Galette last week they would be cutting him, then made the move official Monday.