Gray calls it a career

Wtih 15 full seasons of work, G/C Chris Gray was the greybeard of Seattle's offensive line and with his experience at both center and guard he was being counted on by the Seahawks to add depth at both positions, but a bad back has forced him to call it quits a mere week nine days into training camp.

Gray was a fifth-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins in 1993, after a stellar career at Auburn. He started 23 games in four seasons, before moving on the Chicago for one season.

After he joined the Seahawks in 1998, Gray started 10 games at center while playing in all 16 games and then started all 16 in 1999 in the pivot before moving to right guard for good in 2000.

Seemingly every year since he arrived in Seattle, people have wondered how he was able to stay in the starting lineup, but head coach Mike Holmgren consistently noted Gray's knowledge and technique as reasons he wanted him in the lineup.

Gray's retirement means players like Steve Vallos will be counted on more heavily that was originally thought as well as Mansfield Wrotto who has been working at both center and guard.

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