After getting kicked out of the University of Maryland, dropping to the bottom of the Supplemental Draft, making a significant contribution to the Baltimore Ravens offensive line during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, and then being allowed to seek employment elsewhere by an organization that had grown weary with his lack of professionalism, Jared Gaither has been seen working on individual drills in Chiefs practice and also riding a stationary bicycle in the "Conditioning Zone." He was recently joined by Jonathan Baldwin, the pugilistic phenom and former pitt wide receiver who recently broke his thumb on his teammates cranium.
Gaither was originally thought to be the long-term solution to Baltimore's open LT position but after missing the entire 2010 season with a mysteriously timed back injury, the Ravens front office essentially gave him his walking papers by not offering him a new contract. There was zero demand for his services until former coach and friend Hue Jackson stepped up and invited Gaither to try out for the Oakland Raiders, where Gaither promptly failed his physical and was sent off. Todd Haley, head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, has given Gaither new life in KC although Gaither hasn't been able to practice and didn't play a snap in the CHiefs lopsided preseason loss to Gaither's old team this past weekend. If Gaither keeps up the individual drills and cycling, could he be ready to earn his pay this season or will he flame out and get cut by the only team willing to give him a chance?