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Raiders Bid Farewell To Gallery, Guard Agrees To Terms with Seattle

Former Raiders offensive lineman is on his way to Seattle. Robert Gallery and Newly acquired offensive line coach/assistant head coach Tom Cable are reuniting with the hopes of solidifying Seattle’s remodeled offensive line.

The Seahawks have agreed to three year deal making Gallery will be the starting left guard for the Seattle according to the Associated Press.

With Oakland his entire career, the team announced back in March he would not be resigned. And was noted even more so when Oakland chose to offensive lineman in the draft in April.

Gallery officially cannot sign a contract with Seattle till Friday. Gallery fits perfectly on Pete Carrol’s line. He will instantly become the veteran among the Seahawks youthful and talented front five.

Seattle offense line is decorated by two draft picks selected in the NFL draft this year,  Alabama’s James Carpenter and Wisconsin John Moffitt.  He will join also veterans like Max Unger that suffered a foot injury nearly missing the entire season last year, and their tackle in his second year in the NFL Russell Okung. Look for Okung and Gallery to secure the left side of the line.

Under the eye of Cable, who was brought over by Pete Carroll to revamp the Seahawks offensive line and open up the running game and blocking schemes that struggled last season in the NFL.

Cable understands Gallery, he has work with Gallery for four seasons at Oakland, the last three season he was his head coach.

Carroll anticipates Cable will concentrate on regaining the toughness the offensive line and adding Gallery to the line can provide Seattle with the desired results they expect to achieve.

Last season, the offensive line of Seattle seemed bleak and the team went through 10 multiple combinations of players on offense.  The struggles were mainly shown throughout the season in their rushing game. Not until the playoff game against the Saints, running-back Marshawn Lynch became the first rusher in 2010 season for the Seahawks to run for over 100 yards.

One concern is Gallery’s durability. He’s played just 18 games the past two seasons, missing playing time with hamstring, back and leg injuries. With the Raiders, Gallery started 91 games.

Gallery the No.2 overall pick in 2004 draft by the Raiders struggled in the beginning of his career at right tackle and left tackle but in 2007 he moved guard and flourished upon Cable arrival at Oakland. The Seahawks now have Gallery a great fit for Cable, to set an example for the other young lineman on the offensive front for Seattle.


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