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Jared Gaither, Chargers Talking Contract This Week

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Offensive tackle Jared Gaither, who was claimed off of waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs and started five games for the San Diego Chargers, made a good enough impression during those games that the two sides are talking about a new contract this week, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com.

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."

Gaither was originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL's Supplemental Draft in the 2007 season and started 26 games for the Ravens his first three seasons. Gaither missed the 2010 season dealing with injuries and was released in 2011.

For more on Gaither's situation, be sure to check out Chargers blog Bolts From The Blue.