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Report: Gallery to Patriots

According to NFL Network’s and FOBB (friend of Bill Belichick) Mike Lombardi, the Patriots have reached an agreement with former first-round pick Robert Gallery.


Belichick was a big fan of Gallery's when he came out of Iowa and was the No. 2 overall pick in Oakland. Gallery never developed into a left tackle, struggled on the right side and was moved to guard. He spent 2011 playing guard for the Seahawks, before he was released this offseason.

Gallery is an interesting addition to a guard group that already includes Logan Mankins, and on paper Brian Waters. Waters talked about considering retirement after the Super Bowl, although no anouncement has been made. It will be interesting to see if the addition of Gallery is tied into Waters' future.

Or maybe Belichick, who liked Gallery coming out of Kirk Ferentz' program, might be looking to move him back to tackle.

Here's a quote I found from Belichick on Gallery, during the coach's 2004 pre-draft press conference. In assessing the offensive line class in that draft he said, "There are some guys like Gallery who obviously can play for anybody, I don't think that is a problem."

Considering the fact that some thought Gallery was the best tackle prospect ever, his career has been a letdown. But maybe Belichick still sees some of that potential in the big guy. Or maybe he just sees a veteran backup.

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