I Won't Play in Oakland Next Year: Robert Gallery - NBC Bay Area

I Won't Play in Oakland Next Year: Robert Gallery



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    ALAMEDA, CA - MAY 08: Darrius Heyward-Bey #12 of the Oakland Raiders jokes with Robert Gallery #76 in the huddle during the Raiders minicamp at the team's permanent training facility on May 8, 2009 in Alameda, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Not only did the Oakland Raiders not use the franchise tag on Robert Gallery but the team won't retain his services either.

    The former No.1 pick of the Raiders says that after having conversations with Oakland Raiders' owner Al Davis that he will not return to the team next season.

    "With the end of the league year coming today, and the few conversations I've had with the Raiders and Mr. Davis, we've come to a mutual agreement that it's time for me to move on with my career," Gallery told Comcast Sports Bay Area.

    Gallery was chosen second overall in the 2004 draft to become the left tackle of the future for the team.

    But after struggling at the tackle position, the team moved him to right guard where many consider him to be the Raiders best offensive lineman.