Seattle released Gallery after one season with the Seahawks where he missed time with a pair of injuries.|||||||
Gallery signed a three-year deal last July, reuniting him with Seahawks assistant head coach Tom Cable, and with the intention of Gallery being the Seahawks starting left guard. But he played most of last season with a variety of injuries that started with a sprained knee suffered in the preseason and later suffered a groin injury that required surgery. Gallery started in all 12 games he played for the Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice and Gallery are inactive for the season opener against the San Francisco 49ers.|||||||
Gallery has a sprained right knee suffered in the preseason finale against Oakland.
The agent for offensive lineman Robert Gallery says his client is leaving the Oakland Raiders and signing with the Seattle Seahawks. Rick Smith tells The Associated Press that Gallery has agreed to a three-year deal with the Seahawks. Gallery can't sign his contract with Seattle until Friday. ESPN.com first reported Gallery's deal.|||||||
Gallery will be reunited with former Oakland head coach Tom Cable, who was hired following last season as the Seahawks' assistant head coach with the charge of revamping Seattle's run game and blocking schemes. Gallery also solidifies the Seahawks' re-made offensive line, which will likely feature three new starters. Gallery was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2004 draft by the Raiders. He struggled as a left tackle but flourished when he was moved inside to left guard.
The Raiders will not bring back Gallery next season, ending the tackle's seven-year run in Oakland.|||||||
Raiders senior executive John Herrera told The Associated Press on Thursday that the decision was made because of the vast difference in contract proposals. Herrera says Gallery was seeking about $8 million a season while Oakland was willing to offer about $2.5 million.
Gallery missed Sunday's game with Arizona with a hamstring injury.|||||||
Gallery has been hampered by the injury all week.