The veteran guard is available
The roster-juggling happy Las Vegas Raiders uncharacteristically didn’t make any adjustments on Tuesday (so far).
However, a name emerged in the roster news cycle that could be of interest and make sense for the team. NFL Media reported former that Los Angeles Chargers starting guard Forrest Lamp is healthy (and vaccinated) and is available for teams.
Free agent guard Forrest Lamp, who started all 16 games for the #Chargers last season, has made a (smart) decision and is now fully vaccinated, source said. After a minor calf strain in camp, he is now healthy and ready to contribute for OL-needy teams.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 28, 2021
It wouldn’t be a surprise if Lamp quickly attracts interest. Lamp, a second-round pick in 2017, dealt with major injury issues and played in just nine total games in his first three NFL seasons. Yet, he did start all 16 games for the Chargers in 2020. He signed with the Buffalo Bills in the offseason and was cut in August.
Teams are always looking for offensive linemen with experience and the Raiders have shuffled through many offensive lineman in recent months. Of course, they have been banged up at the position as Denzel Good is out for the season with a torn ACL and Richie Incognito has missed the first three games of the season and he will be on the injured reserve for at least two more games.
So, Lamp (who the Raiders, of course, are familiar with) could interest them. He likely wouldn’t be expensive, so Las Vegas could easily afford him in if it feels like it’s a fit.