Agent: Chargers, Gaither set to talk

The San Diego Chargers and free agent offensive tackle Jared Gaither are scheduled to talk this week, according to his agent, Kevin Pompey. The Chargers have indicated interest in having Gaither back, but no deal is imminent. "We're very happy that the Chargers have interest," Pompey told Scout. "Jared's happy to be on track. He's happy to be in a good place. He put 2010 behind him."

Signed off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs, the former Baltimore Ravens starter had a resurgent season after joining the Chargers.

Gaither started five games for the Chargers last season after leaving the Chiefs.

The Ravens have allowed more sacks at the left tackle position and rushed for less yards per carry since Gaither left the roster.
MBR> His career with the Ravens was derailed by injuries and unmet contract demands.

"Jared has got everything going in the right direction now," Pompey said. "He's excited about the Chargers. If that doesn't work out, then we look forward to free agency. The fact that they want him back is a very positive thing." The Chiefs cut Gaither in the wake of an untimely false start penalty against the Pittsburgh Stelers.

Gaither signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs prior to last season.

The 6-foot-9, 340-pound former Ravens fifth-round supplemental draft pick missed the entire 2010 season with a thoracic disc injury in his upper back that didn't require surgery.

The former University of Maryland lineman was offered a basketball scholarship to the University of South Carolina out of high school, but decided to concentrate on football and was given a scholarship to play for the Terrapins.

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