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NFL News: Saints cut Junior Galette; Derek Wolfe among 4 suspended

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Sean Smith, Derek Wolfe, Jabari Price and Letroy Guion were all suspended by the NFL this week. Plus, we round up more of the news around the league.

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Saints cut star LB Junior Galette
New Orleans has made a stunning move by releasing arguably the best player on their defense in Junior Galette. Perhaps the Saints heard some negative news from the NFL about Galette's status heading into 2015. While offseason domestic violence charges against Galette were dropped, he was also in the news for a video that went viral. This video showed a man (Galette), hitting a woman. Galette has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the Saints since being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He signed a lucrative contract extension last September and the Saints have paid him $18 million since last year.

Broncos DL Derek Wolfe suspended for violation of league policy
The NFL has suspended Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe four games for a violation of the league's PED policy, the team announced Friday. Wolfe started all 16 regular-season games for the Broncos in 2014 and recorded 1.5 sacks. He said the substance he took was a medication, but he'll still serve his suspension and miss the first four games of the 2015 season.

NFL great Junior Seau’s Family Will Not Be Allowed to Speak at His Hall of Fame Induction
Junior Seau is one of eight former NFL players who make up the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. The induction ceremony will take place August 8 in Canton, Ohio, but the former linebacker's family reportedly won't be allowed to speak during the event, per The New York Times. The NFL is so worried about what Seau's daughter might say that they're going against the man's wishes of having his daughter speak on his behalf, a request he made prior to his death, if he were to make it into the HOF.

Ravens place TE Dennis Pitta on active PUP
Baltimore has done what everyone expected and place tight end Dennis Pitta on the active PUP list. This means Pitta will be ineligible for the first six games of the regular season if he doesn't practice anytime during training camp or the preseason. The expectation is the Ravens will hold Pitta out until then and see where he stands once the season has started before deciding if he's fit to play, or if he even wants to. Pitta has been mulling retirement, but it looks like he wants at least one more shot at playing.

NFL suspends Chiefs CB Sean Smith for offseason DUI
Kansas City cornerback Sean Smith was suspended by the NFL for three games for a violation of its substance-abuse policy, the league announced Friday. Smith pleaded guilty in April to a DUI charge in Kansas City and was given two years of probation. The NFL's substance-abuse policy calls for a two-game suspension for a first offense, but the policy allows for increased discipline for aggravating circumstances, including property damage. Smith's DUI arrest came after his car struck and broke a light pole.

Packers' Letroy Guion to appeal 3-game suspension by NFL
It was announced on Thursday that Green Bay defensive lineman Letroy Guion has been suspended the first three games of this season, pending appeal. Guion was arrested in February on marijuana charges in Florida. He eventually reached a plea deal in the case and has filed a motion to try to recover the truck and around $200,000 in cash the police seized during the arrest.

Vikings CB Jabari Price suspended 2 games
Minnesota announced that cornerback Jabari Price has been suspended two games for violating the league’s substance abuse program. Price pleaded guilty in December to careless driving after being charged with DWI. He's since settled the case while avoiding jail time.

Dolphins cut backup QB Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman's NFL comeback may have just ended after he was released by Miami on Friday. Freeman, who last played in the NFL in 2013 with the Minnesota Vikings, signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins back in April. Having not played in a regular-season game in two years, this may be the last we see of the talented, yet enigmatic QB.