Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/28/12
According to Chargers’ beat writer Kevin Acee, left tackle Jared Gaither is not expected to play in the Chargers’ preseason finale this week and the Chargers are preparing to play week 1 without him. Gaither has been suffering from back spasms and missed all of the preseason and Training Camp, very bad news for him because he missed essentially a year and a half with back problems from 2010-2011. Back spasms can often be lingering injuries so Gaither is a candidate to miss even more than 1 game with his history. When healthy, Gaither is an elite left tackle. With the Ravens, in 2009, he allowed just 4 sacks, 3 quarterback hits, and 6 quarterback pressures, while committing 10 penalties in 13 games and in 2008, he allowed just 2 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, and 22 quarterback pressures, while committing 15 penalties in 19 games. Gaither was amazing in 5 starts last season for the Chargers, after being cut midseason by the Chiefs. He didn’t allow a sack or quarterback hit and only allow...
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