Inside The Bills

Why OT Gaither was being offered up

Posted by Chris Brown on April 6, 2010 – 8:36 am

Baltimore Ravens OT Jared Gaither was tendered at the first-round level, but was reportedly being offered in a trade for less than that. Why a team would trade a 23-year old blind side protector with a lot of talent didn’t make sense… until the truth came out.

The Ravens apparently used the trade talk as a ploy to get him to report to offseason camp. That according to the Baltimore Sun. While they reportedly will entertain an offer if it is legitimate and provides proper compensation (1st round pick, or 2nd and a 2011 conditional) they achieved what they initially wanted to do, which was get Gaither’s backfield in motion.

At Maryland the knock on Gaither was that he did not have a strong work ethic and that has apparently revealed itself to the Ravens, who do not want loafers on their team no matter how talented. Can’t blame them for that approach at all, especially for a position as important as left tackle.


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