It didn’t take Robert Gallery long to find a new NFL home.
Released by the Seahawks last Wednesday, after one season with the team, the veteran guard has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Patriots. Gallery started 12 games for the Seahawks in 2011 after being signed in free agency.
But the Raiders’ former first-round draft choice and Bill Belichick have a history – or at least the Patriots coach wishes they did. Mike Reiss at ESPNBoston.com recalls a moment from a pre-draft news conference in 2004 when Belichick was asked who he would select if he had the first overall pick.
His choice: Gallery.
Belichick finally got his man, and some needed depth for the Patriots’ O-line.