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Chris Hairston | Tackle

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 330
College: Clemson
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Chargers LT Chris Hairston exited Week 5 against the Steelers with an ankle injury.
He started in place of an injured King Dunlap. The Chargers have now reshuffled the line again, moving RT Joe Barksdale to left tackle, LG Kenny Wiggins to right tackle, C Chris Watt to right guard, and inserted C Trevor Robinson. Oct 12 - 9:39 PM

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Chargers signed G/T Chris Hairston, formerly of the Bills.

Hairston is long on talent but was unable to stay healthy in Buffalo. At 6'6/330, the 26-year-old can play both guard and tackle. He'll compete for a roster spot as a potential "swing" reserve.
Apr 15 - 3:16 PM

Free agent OT Chris Hairston is visiting the Chargers on Thursday.

A longtime Bill, Hairston appeared in all 16 games last season, but played just 38 snaps on offense. He'd remain a deep reserve in San Diego.
Mar 19 - 4:36 PM

The Bills will not tender restricted free agent OT Chris Hairston.

Hairston is not yet 26 and has starting-caliber physical gifts, but he failed to earn playing time on a porous Bills 2014 offensive line. Hairston will likely get a look elsewhere, ideally for a veteran's minimum salary.
Mar 6 - 8:45 PM

WGR 550 Buffalo expects Chris Hairston to push for the starting right guard job.

Kraig Urbik started all 16 games at right guard in 2013, but is coming off a mediocre season and will face competition from Hairston and fifth-round pick Cyril Richardson. Hairston has impressed during OTAs, getting first-team reps at both guard and tackle. He missed last year on the NFI list, but has 15 games of starting experience.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Bills OT Chris Hairston has been getting reps at guard during OTAs.

Hairston remains the favorite for swing tackle duties, but could also be the top reserve at guard if Chris Williams or Kraig Urbik misses time. Fifth-round pick Cyril Richardson has struggled and may need a year to develop. Hairston spent last season on the NFI list, but has been a full participant at voluntary workouts.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Bills OT Chris Hairston (illness) has been fully cleared for OTAs.

Hairston spent all of 2013 on the reserve/non-football illness list with an undisclosed malady. A talented 25-year-old with 15 career starts, Hairston has lacked the durability required to become a reliable full-time starter, but should make for a quality swing tackle behind Cordy Glenn and Cyrus Kouandjio.
Wed, May 28, 2014 09:30:00 PM

Bills OT Chris Hairston still needs to pass a physical.

Hairston spent all of last season on the reserve/NFI list. He battled a foot/ankle injury at the end of the 2012 season and started last summer on PUP before missing most of camp. Right tackle is a weak spot on Buffalo's line. Hairston has great size at 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds but can't be counted on.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Bills placed OT Chris Hairston on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his season.

Erik Pears will be Buffalo's Week 1 right tackle starter. Hairston was slow to recover from an ankle/foot injury, and ostensibly picked up an illness of some sort along the way. He was originally pegged as a starter.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Bills placed OT Chris Hairston (ankle/foot) on the active/PUP list.

Hairston ended last season on injured reserve, and he isn't quite back to full health. Once he's medically cleared, Hairston will compete with incumbent RT Erik Pears for the starting job. We'd expect Hairston to win the gig.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 04:11:00 PM

The Buffalo News confirms Chris Hairston is competing for the Bills' starting right tackle job.

After making 15 starts the last two seasons, Hairston is expected to overtake incumbent RT Erik Pears with the Bills moving to a run-balanced offense. Coming off a major hip surgery, Pears is set to count 2.8 million against the cap and won't be guaranteed a roster spot.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 07:19:00 PM

The Bills are expected to start Chris Hairston at right tackle this season.

A 2011 fourth-round pick, Hairston has held his own as a pass blocker through 15 career starts and at 6-foot-6, 332 possesses enough girth to develop into a quality run blocker. Buffalo's line is shaping up like this: LT Cordy Glenn, LG Sam Young/Colin Brown, C Eric Wood, RG Kraig Urbik, and RT Hairston.
Sun, May 5, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Bills placed LT Chris Hairston (ankle/foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Coach Chan Gailey confirmed that Hairston will likely need surgery on his right ankle to repair a loose piece of bone. He joins Week 1 starting RT Erik Pears (hip) on IR. The Bills have signed Chris Scott off the Titans' practice squad as depth. Sam Young will take over as the starting right tackle.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 12:21:00 PM

Chris Hairston is listed as the starting left tackle on the Bills' first preseason depth chart.

Hairston made seven late-season starts last year, and is returning as the incumbent. It's telling, though, that the Bills have cross-trained Hairston at both left and right tackle during training camp. Second-round pick Cordy Glenn will win the blind-side job, and Hairston will be the swing tackle.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 06:37:00 PM

Bills GM Buddy Nix ranks left tackle as the team's top need entering the draft.

"I think the left tackle is vital," said Nix. "I don't care how good your receivers are if you’re on your back you can't throw it to him. You've got to protect your quarterback first I think." USC's Matt Kalil is unlikely to last until the 10th pick even if the Vikes pass on him. The Bills may end up stuck with Chris Hairston battling a second-day tackle on Ryan Fitzpatrick's blindside.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 10:24:00 AM

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