New England Patriots G Robert Gallery Retires

August 4, 2012 12:00 AM
New England Patriots G Robert Gallery Retires
" FOXBORO (CBS) – Questions about the New England Patriots offensive line continue. On Saturday, the team announced that Robert Gallery, 31, retired.

Gallery joined New England as a free agent on March 21, 2012. He is a veteran of eight NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2004-10) and the Seattle Seahawks (2011). He originally entered the NFL as a first round draft pick (2nd overall) by Oakland in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Iowa. Gallery, 6-7, 320 pounds, was signed by Seattle as an unrestricted free agent on July 29, 2011. He was released by Seattle on March 14, 2011.

Gallery played in 104 games with 103 starts during his eight NFL seasons at both tackle and guard. He was the winner of the Outland trophy in 2003 as the nation’s best interior lineman and was a unanimous All-America first team selection.

The Patriots also announced three other moves.

The team signed veteran DB Derrick Martin and veteran FB Kareem Huggins. FB Tony Fiamettta was placed on exempt/left squad.

Martin, 27, is a veteran of six NFL seasons with Baltimore (2006-08), Green Bay (2009-10) and the New York Giants (2011) "

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