Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 10/24/14
This is not what you want to see. Jared Gaither, who missed all of the 2010 season and most of the 2011 season with back problems, is currently suffering from back spasms and has missed the majority of Training Camp so far and is expected to be held out until late August. While they’re probably just holding him out for precautionary reasons, it’s definitely not a good thing. 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 allowed 3 quarterback pressures, while committing just 3 penalties. The Chargers rewarded him with a 4 year, 24.6 million dollar deal with 13.5 million guaranteed this offseason. That seems like a lot to give a guy after 5 games, but when healthy, Gaither is an elite left tackle and those guys don’t grow on trees. 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 ...
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