Report: Seahawks reach deal with guard Robert Gallery

Jul 27, 2011, 9:52 AM | Updated: 6:37 pm

The Seahawks have reached a three-year deal with former Raiders guard Robert Gallery, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

The deal, which can’t be signed until Friday, doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Gallery’s name had been linked for much of the offseason to the Seahawks, who have a vacancy at left guard and are trying to establish a new identity along an offensive line that will be coached by Tom Cable, Gallery’s former coach in Oakland.

Seattle drafted right tackle James Carpenter in the first round of April’s draft, and added right guard John Moffitt in the third. The Seahawks said during the draft that both are likely to start this season, along with Russell Okung at left tackle, Max Unger at center and, now, Gallery at left guard.

Gallery, who turned 31 on Tuesday, was the No. 2 pick in the 2004 draft. His durability has been an issue over the last two seasons. He missed four games in 2010 and 10 games in ’09.

Notes

Schefter also reports that kicker Olindo Mare has reached an agreement with the Panthers on a four-year, $12 million deal. Mare, who spent the past three seasons with the Seahawks, told the Kevin Calabro Show in April that he would “absolutely” give Seattle a hometown discount to return.

According to multiple reports, quarterback Matt Leinart has reportedly reached an agreement on a two-year deal with the Texans, the team he played with as a backup last season. The Seahawks reportedly had interest in Leinart, who played for Pete Carroll at USC.

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reports that linebacker Will Herring has reached an agreement on a three-year deal with the Saints. Herring was a fifth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2007.

According to Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times, Brandon Stokley’s agent said the receiver has reached a deal with the Redskins. Stokley spent last year with the Seahawks after he was signed early in the season.

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