July 27, 2011
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Robert Gallery and the Seattle Seahawks have reached an agreement, according to a report.
It is not news that Gallery is leaving the Raiders, as he and owner Al Davis agreed to part ways back on March 3.
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Gallery will be reunited with Tom Cable, who is the offensive line coach for the Seahawks.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson was asked about the departure of Gallery, and that of Bruce Gradkowski, who reportedly signed with the Bengals.
Im very happy for both of those individuals," Jackson said. "Those individuals were here and a big part of what we did a year ago. I wish them well. They have great families. When they were here, they did everything they could. Im sure theyll move forward and keep going. The most important thing for me is, these men that are here and the way I get these guys ready to play football.
The Oakland Raiders have applied for relocation to Las Vegas.
The long expected news was announced on Thursday morning by Clark County Commission chairman Steve Sisolak.
Raiders owner Mark Davis said on several occasions he was committed to moving his franchise to Las Vegas, especially after the Nevada state legislature approved $750 million in public funds for a $1.9 billion stadium project near the Las Vegas Strip.
The Raiders had to wait until after their season ended – the Raiders lost their playoff opener at Houston on Jan. 7 – to apply for relocation.
Their formal application has been submitted to the NFL, and must be approved by 24 owners. A vote could come in late March, at the spring NFL owners meetings.
More to come...
The Raiders had an NFL-best seven players on the initial Pro Bowl roster. The number planning to play in the league’s all-star game continues to dwindle.
That total's down to three after left tackle Donald Penn and receiver Amari Cooper bowed out. Penn won’t be ready after suffering a knee injury in the regular-season finale, an ailment that kept him out of a playoff loss at Houston. Cincinnati’s Andrew Whitworth will take Penn’s place.
Cooper battled a shoulder injury late last season, though it's uncertain exactly what is keeping him from the game.
In addition to Penn and Cooper, Quarterback Derek Carr obviously can't play while recovering from surgery to repair a broken fibula. Edge rusher Khalil Mack also bowed out recently with what is believed to be a minor back injury.
There’s a possibility a fifth Raider will also excuse himself. Center Rodney Hudson suffered an ankle injury in the playoffs. It remains uncertain whether he’ll play in the Pro Bowl.
Safety Reggie Nelson and left guard Kelechi Osemele remain firmly in the fray at this stage.