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Robert Gallery was the typical Raider—long hair, arms covered in tattoos and a mean streak.
The former second overall pick was a bust for a majority of his career.
Al Davis gave him the keys to be the Raiders' franchise at left tackle, and as a result, quarterbacks were beaten to death. But despite that, Al kept Gallery on the team and eventually had him moved to left guard.
He was a good run blocker, opening holes for Michael Bush and Darren McFadden. Generally, everyone saw Gallery as the Raiders top lineman in his last few years in Oakland.
Slowly, but surely, Gallery was shedding his bust label. He was improving his play, but was often hampered by injuries.
In his final two seasons with Oakland, Gallery missed 14 games. Despite that, he demanded $8 million a year while the Raiders were only willing to give him $2.5 million per year.
With that, Gallery took his talents up north and played for his former coach Tom Cable, now the offensive line coach for Seattle. To no one's surprise, Gallery struggled to stay healthy. It took him no longer than the preseason finale to get injured with a sprained knee.
Playing in his first game of the year against Pittsburgh, Gallery struggled. Turns out, he had a groin injury that would have him on the sideline for six weeks.
Today, it was announced Gallery would be released from the Seahawks. And somehow, Al proved to be right after all. He knew that Gallery's ability to stay healthy was deteriorating and refused to pay the man $8 million to be inactive.