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Gallery Says He’s Not Going to be a Raider in 2011

Robert Gallery was supposed to be a rock on the Raiders O-line for years. Instead, it’s yet another failed draft pick for the Raiders, who will not have Gallery back according to the player.

The guard told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he and Oakland owner Al Davis have agreed that it’s time that Gallery moves on in free agency. “With the end of the league year coming today, and the few conversations I’ve had with the Raiders and Mr. Davis, we’ve come to a mutual agreement that it’s time for me to move on with my career,” Gallery said Thursday.

“I appreciate the start that they and Mr. Davis gave me and I truly have enjoyed my time wearing the silver and black. I wish them well, I thank the fans and I take away great memories of my time in Oakland,” Gallery said. “I’m looking for a new start somewhere else, to experience another place, and to be able to accomplish some of the things I want. It’s best for everyone.”

Back in 2004, Gallery was the second overall pick, and was put right in as the left tackle, but struggled and eventually was moved to the guard spot. Now he will be elsewhere in 2011 and beyond, as the team will go with another look on the O-line without Gallery.

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