LA Chargers’ potential surprise cut #3: Forrest Lamp, Offensive Line
This one would sting quite a bit. Forrest Lamp had all the potential in the world when the LA Chargers drafted him a few years ago. He was considered the steal of the early rounds that year. Remember how hyped we all were that the team was finally investing an early-round draft pick in an offensive tackle? Then the injuries just kept stacking up. What could have been…
This would certainly qualify as a surprise though, I do not expect this to happen but I could understand the thinking behind it. Whether or not Chargers fans want to believe it or not, the left guard spot is Dan Feeney’s to lose.
It is my personal belief that moving Lamp to guard was a mistake, he should have been given the chance to start at right tackle. Unfortunately, he wasn’t and Sam Tevi and Trent Scott were.
Fortunately, (spin zone incoming) those two were so bad that the team absolutely HAD to go out and sign a veteran right tackle this year and it turned out to be Bryan Bulaga (Iowa). Sometimes the dawn IS darkest just before the dawn after all.
That being said, I just don’t see a starting opportunity for Lamp on this team anymore. Trey Pipkins, Storm Norton and Tevi (gross) will be fighting it out for the starting left tackle spot. Left guard is locked up by Feeney, center by Mike Pouncey and right guard by Trai Turner.
Now, IF anything were to happen to any of those players, Lamp should be the first lineman off of the bench in my opinion.
Similar to White, the staff just doesn’t seem to trust that he can stay healthy. Scott Quessenberry and Ryan Groy are fine depth pieces and if the team does decide to cut Lamp, it would sting but I would understand wanting to cut some dead weight from the roster.