Jared Gaither missed the second straight day of minicamps today, and head coach John Harbaugh told reporters that Gaither's absence is due to a foot injury that has carried over from last year.
Gaither will undergo an MRI on the foot, Harbaugh said, and the 6-9, 340 pound tackle will also see a specialist this week.
Harbaugh denied that Gaither's absence was related to trade rumors or that the Maryland product was sitting out practice in response to Michael Oher replacing him at left tackle on Friday.
"That's not what he told me. He didn't tell me that he was protesting or anything like that," Harbaugh said. "We had a conversation about a lot of things like we always do, but the reason he didn't practice - based on what he told me - was the foot. And I think there is an issue there."
Gaither didn't finish practice on Friday because of soreness in the foot, Harbaugh said. Oniel Cousins replaced Gaither at right tackle with the first team.
"I think it just kind of got worn out and got sore and he didn't feel like he could go the rest of the time," Harbaugh said. "So, that's what I know. That's what he said and that's where it stands."