The Seattle Seahawks will release veteran guard Robert Gallery, Rick Smith, Gallery's agent, announced on Twitter.
"I was just informed by the Seahawks that Robert Gallery will be released. He played hurt all last year. Finally healthy!!", Smith wrote.
Signed to a three-year, $15 million contract after the lockout, Gallery battled groin injuries throughout his one season in Seattle, missing four of the first five games of the season. Gallery would return and play in all of the Seahawks' offensive snaps in nine of the last 11 games of the season.
Gallery was due $5 million in non-guaranteed base salary and his release will clear $4.667 million in space on the Seahawks' salary cap.
The Seahawks hosted Steve Hutchinson, one of their two first-round picks from the 2001 NFL Draft, on Wednesday. The seven-time Pro Bowler was released this week by the Minnesota Vikings, who had signed Hutchinson to a seven-year, $49 million contract after the Seahawks placed the transition tag on him following their appearance in Super Bowl XL. Seattle has been trying to find a long-term replacement at left guard ever since.