He eventually latched on with the Jets practice squad in 2009, but it wasn’t long before the Chargers poached him to their active roster, where he has been a defensive mainstay since.
At 6’4” and 320 pounds, Garay is a space clogger with athleticism and power to disrupt the running game—which can be traced to his roots as a former college wrestler. He’s combined for 105 tackles from 2010-2011, and has also boosted San Diego’s interior pass rush with 8 sacks during that time.
The 32 year old had a limited market this offseason, and will likely continue to split reps with Cam Thomas in San Diego. Thomas, a young interior presence, finished 2011 with 20 tackles and 4 sacks.
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