Rick Smith, the agent for Robert Gallery, said via twitter that his client has been released by the Seattle Seahawks this evening.
The Seahawks confirmed the move.
I was just informed by the Seahawks that Robert Gallery will be released. He played hurt all last year. Finally healthy!!— Rick Smith (@RickSmith1956) March 15, 2012
This move makes some sense, with the team hosting a visit with Steve Hutchinson today. Gallery missed the season opener with a sprained right knee, and after struggling in his return the next game against Pittsburgh, Gallery had surgery to repair an injured groin, sitting out a month and missing three games.
Gallery played his first seven season in Oakland, and because of his experience in Tom Cable’s zone blocking scheme he was considered the offensive line technician’s eyes and ears on the field.
Gallery played through pain and never complained. But the injuries affected his play. Gallery was due to make $5 million in 2012, but his salary was not guaranteed.
UPDATE: Also, the Seahawks announced that they have signed offensive lineman Paul McQuistan, which makes sense because he probably was one of the team’s five best linemen last season. McQuistan started 10 games for Seattle last year, including three at left guard, three at right guard and four at at left tackle.