As a No. 2-overall pick in the NFL Draft, many thought offensive lineman Robert Gallery was headed to the Hall-of-Fame. Instead, the 32-year-old's steady, yet, no-so-prolific career ended Saturday as he retired at New England Patriots training camp.
In March, Gallery, the Oakland Raiders top choice in 2004, signed as an unrestricted free agent after being released by the Seattle Seahawks, an organization he spent just one season with. The former Iowa Hawkeye spent his first seven seasons with the franchise that originally drafted him.
Gallery, 6-foot-7, 320 pounds, may not be headed to Canton, Ohio, but he can hang his hat on a solid career, which featured 104 games and 103 starts. Gallery played at both guard and tackle during his eight-year career and never made a Pro Bowl.