Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/9/12
Jared Gaither has been ruled out for week 1 with back spasms, particularly concerning because back spasms are a lingering problem and Gaither missed about a half and a year with back problems from 2010-2011. However, when asked about putting Gaither on IR, Head Coach Norv Turner said “I think that’s way premature.” I agree it is, but it’s definitely a concerning situation. Failing to get a reliable backup for their unable blindside protector, undrafted free agent Mike Harris will start on the blindside for as long as Gaither, who hasn’t suited up in 6 weeks, is out. I don’t need to know you that’s a problem. He figures to be one of three big holes on the Chargers’ offensive line. Left guard Tyronne Green will take over full-time for the retired Kris Dielman. Green struggled in limited action last year in place of Dielman. He rated 61st out of 76 guards on ProFootballFocus despite only really playing half the season. Right tackle Jeromey Clary has been awful for years. He was horrifi...
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