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Chiefs cut Jared Gaither

Kansas City Chiefs v St. Louis Rams

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 26: Jared Gaither #71 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on against the St. Louis Rams during a pre-season game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 26, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Rams defeated the Chiefs, 14-10. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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Once regarded as a potential cornerstone left tackle in Baltimore, Jared Gaither is now out of a job.

Per a league source, Gaither has been cut by the Chiefs, after committing a key false start late in Sunday night’s loss to the Steelers.

The penalty came as Gaither replaced Brendan Albert for a snap, with the Chiefs driving for the win. On the next play, receiver Dwayne Bowe apparently called for a deep ball and promptly changed his route, allowing the pass to be intercepted.

We’ve got a feeling Bowe won’t be cut.

As to Gaither, he’ll be subject to waivers. If he clears waivers, he’ll become a free agent.

In Baltimore, the beginning of the end came in 2010. Slated to move to right tackle (which typically entails a larger body) so that Michael Oher could flip to the left side, Gaither showed up for camp the size of a tight end. Back problems ultimately wiped out his season, and he found limited interest on the free-agent market.