Chiefs Sign Offensive Tackle Jared Gaither

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August 11th, 2011 by Jim Field

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Ravens tackle Jared Gaither in an attempt to add experience to the offensive line.  The 6-foot-9, 340-pound Gaither played three seasons in Baltimore, starting at left tackle in 2008 and ’09.  Gaither missed all of last season with back problems, but he could provide sound depth and potentially move into the starting lineup if he remains healthy. He’s played 33 regular season games, making 28 starts, along with starting in five postseason games for the Ravens.  Branden Albert has solidified one of the tackle spots, but Barry Richardson has struggled throughout the start of training camp at the other position. The Chiefs’ only veteran backup is Ryan O’Callaghan.