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Robert Gallery, Offensive Lineman Drafted 2nd Overall By Raiders, Retires

Former Raider Robert Gallery has retired, according to a report from Adam Schefter. The veteran player was the second overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft and spent years struggling at tackle before finding success at the guard position. More on Gallery's history with the Raiders after the jump.

Gallery had a 9.0 Draft Prospect Rating, the highest for any offensive lineman. He came to the Raiders with big expectations and spent two years at right tackle, finding limited success. He started 15 games in his rookie year and gave up three sacks, and gave up three and a half while starting every game in 2005. He was moved to left tackle for the 2006 season and gave up 10.5 sacks, the fourth most in the league despite starting only 10 games. Following 2006 he was moved to guard, where he found success as a run blocker and lasted with the team through 2010. In 2011 he played for the Seattle Seahawks, and he signed with the New England Patriots in March of 2012. He retires having started 103 games in the league over nine seasons.

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