The San Diego Chargers have released tackle Jared Gaither. Gaither was drafted in the 2007 supplemental draft after being declared ineligible to play for Maryland due to academic problems. After declaring for the supplemental draft he was picked in the 5th round by the Baltimore Ravens. A severe head injury in 2009 kept him out of the 2010 season before signing with Kansas City in 2011.
Chargers informed LT Jared Gaither today they are releasing him. Results in $6 million cap hit for 2013.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) March 27, 2013
Gaither was claimed by the Chargers that same season and signed a 4 year contract extension with the team the following March. His release will cost the Chargers a cap hit of $6 million for the 2013 season.