The Chargers likely won’t be giving tackle Jared Gaither another chance to fail to tap out in a key moment.
Gaither is doubtful with a groin injury that helped seal San Diego’s loss at New Orleans on Sunday night. Gaither, clearly injured before the final Chargers’ snap, stayed in the game and was clearly beaten by Saints defensive end Martez Wilson. Coach Norv Turner later said that Gaither should have made his condition known.
Also doubtful for the Chargers is cornerback Shareece Wright (foot). Kicker Nate Kaeding will miss another game with a groin injury.
Two of the Chargers’ key receivers — Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal — are questionable with a groin injury and hamstring injury, respectively.