Not saying that the San Diego Chargers WILL keep Jared Gaither or not even saying that they SHOULD keep Jared Gaither, but there definitely are reasons why the San Diego Chargers COULD keep Jared Gaither.
WHY would we keep the Big Lazy around? He has been a cancer to the team and to the locker room. He is just going to fake another injury anyway.
We have to pay the big man his contract no matter if he is sitting on the streets or sitting in someone else’s locker room or sitting in our locker room. If he is going to make that money, he might as well do it on our roster.
What if he acts a fool again? SUSPENSION! We can suspend our own players right? Conduct detrimental to the team? Didn’t the San Francisco 49ers suspend Brandon Jacobs for some sort of the same deal last season?
…but what if he actually starts playing?
Now that is the question we should be asking. Bryant McKinnie of the Baltimore Ravens had his Big Lazy moments last season. He came into camp out of shape and had injuries galore, but when the Ravens needed him, he came up big during the Super Bowl run.
We can’t trust Jared to be the starter. Not right now. We need to bring someone in that can be trusted and then Gaither would be used if needed. When Jared Gaither actually plays, he is awesome. He just has to play!