Gallery being counted on to anchor Seattle line

August 2, 2011
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Seattle Seahawks' Robert Gallery motions to a teammate at football training camp Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Prohibited from practicing by NFL rules until Thursday, new Seahawks left guard Robert Gallery has been advising his young teammates on the field and looking very much like an assistant coach.

Gallery, who came to Seattle as a free agent from the Oakland Raiders, is expected to anchor a line with five starting offensive linemen who have never played as a group in a meaningful game.

Center Max Unger was drafted in 2009, left tackle Russell Okung in 2010, and right tackle James Carpenter and right guard John Moffitt were drafted this year.