The New Orleans Saints released embattled outside linebacker Junior Galette on Friday, a source told's Larry Holder.

Galette's release comes less than one year after he signed a lucrative contract extension that was meant to ensure his long-term future in New Orleans.

Galette told reporters last month that he was scheduled to meet with NFL officials in New York about his January arrest for domestic violence at his home in Kenner. The charge was later dismissed.