Antonio Garay DL NYJ 12 Months
Jets signed DT Antonio Garay to a one-year contract.
Garay, 33, was a bit player for the 2012 Chargers, appearing in eight games as a reserve end and nose tackle and getting pushed around against the run. In New York, Garay will push raw youngster Kenrick Ellis for snaps. Garay is more of an interior pass rusher, though he has just 3.5 sacks the past two years.
Antonio Garay DL NYJ Feb 28 '13
Per NFL.com, the Chargers are "heading toward" releasing NT Antonio Garay.
At this point, Garay's official release is just a formality. He's owed a $1.5M roster bonus and $3.5M in base salary for 2013. It's far too much for a part-time player that missed eight games last season and 14 in 2009. Garay will attract some interest as a 3-4 interior piece.
Antonio Garay DL NYJ Feb 09 '13
Chargers NT Antonio Garay is a candidate for offseason release.
Garay was a part-time player in 2012 and is due a prohibitive $5 million base salary next season. Beat writer Kevin Acee believes it would be "difficult to imagine" him being brought back. The Chargers can also save an additional $3 million by cutting FB Le'Ron McClain and TE Randy McMichael this offseason.
Antonio Garay DL NYJ Sep 08 '12
Chargers NT Antonio Garay (ankle) is questionable for Monday night.
Garay has been limited in practice this week and has battled the ankle much of the preseason. If Garay doesn't suit up, Aubrayo Franklin would step in. Either way, Darren McFadden is geared for a big night on the ground against last year's 20th ranked rush defense.
Antonio Garay DL NYJ Aug 13 '12
Chargers NT Antonio Garay's left ankle injury, suffered in Saturday's practice, is a day-to-day situation.
It's not a high ankle sprain. Garay was seen in a protective walking boot Sunday, but the Chargers don't anticipate a "prolonged absence." 32-year-old Garay knows the defense well. His absence is not a 2012 defensive concern.
Antonio Garay DL NYJ Aug 11 '12
Antonio Garay was carted off the field at Chargers practice Saturday with a left ankle injury.
Garay was spotted "walking gingerly" and did not return. We should have more information on his status during the week. Initial indications were that Garay's injury is significant.
Antonio Garay DL NYJ Jul 21 '12
Chargers GM A.J. Smith indicated that NT Antonio Garay will move around the defensive line more following the addition of Aubrayo Franklin.
"We're three deep at nose tackle," said Smith, referring to Garay, Franklin, and Cam Thomas. "But the versatility of Antonio Garay will allow him to be a floater. This gives John Pagano some flexibility on the defensive line." The North County Times believes this may ultimately cost Jacques Cesaire his roster spot.
Antonio Garay DL NYJ Mar 29 '12
Chargers re-signed NT Antonio Garay to a two-year contract.
One of the league's top run-pluggers in 2010, Garay's effectiveness waned in his age-32 season. He's started 28 of 32 games the past two years after appearing in just 16 games from 2003-2009. The Chargers did not make it a priority to sign Garay early on because 2010 fifth-rounder Cam Thomas played well in a rotational role last year.