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                    === Chargers OT Gaither lands on IR ===
 
 San  Diego,  CA (Sports Network)  - Jared Gaither's injury-plagued 2012 season
 officially  came to an  end on Friday, with the San Diego Chargers placing the
 brittle offensive tackle on injured reserve.
 
 Gaither  had  appeared in just four  of San Diego's  first 10 games due to two
 separate  ailments.  The seven-year veteran  was sidelined for the first three
 contests  due to  a back problem that  also kept him out all of training camp,
 then injured his groin during a loss at New Orleans in Week 5.
 
 He missed the following week's matchup against Denver before returning after a
 subsequent  bye  to make two more  starts, but has  sat out the last two weeks
 after experiencing a setback.
 
 A  third-round  pick of Baltimore in  the 2007 supplemental draft, Gaither was
 claimed  off  waivers by  San Diego  last November  after being  let go by the
 Kansas  City Chiefs  and started the season's final five games at left tackle.
 The Chargers re-signed the Maryland product to a four-year contract in March.
 
 Gaither  also missed the entire 2010 season while with Baltimore due to a back
 injury.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/23 17:16:12 ET