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The Chargers Depth Out At Tackle

By Ernie Padaon

May 29, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle Mario Henderson (75) at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The depth out at the tackle position is not very pretty. The starters are Jared Gaither on the left side and False Start Clary on the right side. They are solid, but we really need them to stay healthy. After the starters are just a bunch of guys.

If Clary or Gaither went down with an injury, the first guy off the bench would be Mario Henderson. Guess where Big Mario played football last year? NOT THE NFL! He was playing for a team called the Colorado Ice! He came into Raiders camp out of shape, so they decided to release him and nobody picked him up except for this Colorado team.

He was also arrested for gun posession while with the Raiders and he was 4 blocks away from the jail. The officer asked if he wanted to walk or lay across the back of the car for the ride, he chose to lay across the back. (NBC)

If Mario is motivated….If Mario comes to camp in shape…

If this/if that! He better get rid of those uncertainties, because IF one of our starters go down, Big Mario will be in the spotlight and we need him to protect our baby giraffe.

After Mario on the depth chart, Brandyn Dombrowski. We saw what he did last year filling in for Marcus McNeill and it was not pretty. The Oakland Raiders made him look like he was on skates. It was a MESS and we can’t have that happen again.

Mario and Dombro are our top reserves for the position right now. Can’t we find anything better?We tried to claim a tackle off of waivers a couple of days ago, but he decided to retire instead. Anyone have Marcus’ number? I think I would rather take my chances on injured necked McNeill over Colorado Ice!