Robert Gallery's days in Oakland are likely numbered.
Raiders senior executive John Herrera told The Associated Press that the team will let Gallery leave as a free agent. Gallery spent seven seasons with the Raiders after being drafted second overall in 2004.
"I appreciate the start that they and Mr. Davis gave me, and I truly have enjoyed my time wearing the silver and black," Gallery told ESPN.com. "I wish them well, I thank the fans and I take away great memories of my time in Oakland."
Herrera said that Gallery wanted about $8 million, while the team wanted to pay him "in the $2.5 million range." Gallery started 75 games in his career.
The way we see it
Gallery may not have lived up to his hype over the years, but he was still the Raiders' best O-lineman. The unit is one of the team's weak points, and with Gallery gone, expect the Raiders to add someone in the draft. Gallery could join the Seahawks, who need help on the O-line, where he would be reunited with former Raiders head coach Tom Cable.