The San Diego Chargers have placed tackle Jared Gaither on the “Reserve-Injured” list with a groin injury. Gaither played in four of the team’s 10 games. He missed almost all of training camp and the first three games of the regular season with a back injury. He suffered a groin injury late in the Chargers’ Oct. 7 game at New Orleans in Week 5.
Head Coach Norv Turner dedicated a few minutes of todays media conference regarding Gaither. The first question was regarding the decision to place him on the IR list. “We have given Jared Gaither every opportunity to be a part of this team. It just has not worked out.” he also added if Gaither, had done everything he could possibly do to return to the field.
“He obviously physically has not been able to be a part of it. It just is what it is and there is not a whole lot left to be said about it.”
Now, that Gaither has been placed on the IR, the team needs to make plans to sign someone else to replace him and build up the line. “Kevin Haslam has been practicing on our practice squad and will probably make a move here in the next day.”
He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2007 Supplemental Draft. He played college football at Maryland. Gaither has also played for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was waived on November 29. Gaither was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers on November 30, 2011. On March 14, 2012 Gaither signed a 4 year contract with Chargers.
This Week's Popular Posts
The following piece was written by Matt Staples Welcome to a new era of San Diego Chargers football; a ' Bold New Tradition ' if you...
The Chargers have signed former Dolphins cornerback Richard Marshall to a one year contract. The veteran player joins the Chargers at a tim...
The threat of an NFL lockout has gotten the Federal Government involved, but even with increased pressure from Congress and a looming deadl...
As NFL offenses move more and more towards a pass-first mentality, the running game has undergone a bit of a transition as more and more te...