Chargers sign an offensive lineman after Forrest Lamp injury

The Chargers’ plans for the offensive line took a blow this week when rookie guard Forrest Lamp tore his ACL.

Lamp was ticketed for a starting job on the right side of the line after joining the team as a second-round pick, but he will miss the entire season as a result of the injury and the Chargers will have to come up with a new answer. On Thursday, they added another player to the list of options.

They worked out Barrett Gouger during the day and Gouger announced he signed with the team a short time later. Gouger played guard and center at Vanderbilt and took over for current Chargers center Spencer Pulley at the latter spot for the 2016 season.

Kenny Wiggins and third-round pick Dan Feeney are the leading options to wind up in the starting lineup with veteran Matt Slauson when it comes time for the Chargers to pick their starting guards for Week One.

5 responses to “Chargers sign an offensive lineman after Forrest Lamp injury

  1. I feel bad for the Chargers with the injuries to their 1st and 2nd round picks. However, all is not lost for them. As an IU alumn, I can tell you Chargers fans are going to be happy with Dan Feeney. He is a First Team All American that led the Hoosiers offensive line to block for RBs Tevin Coleman (Falcons) and Jordan Howard (Bears).

  2. eroschmidt says:
    August 4, 2017 at 10:40 am
    I feel bad for the Chargers with the injuries to their 1st and 2nd round picks. However, all is not lost for them. As an IU alumn, I can tell you Chargers fans are going to be happy with Dan Feeney. He is a First Team All American that led the Hoosiers offensive line to block for RBs Tevin Coleman (Falcons) and Jordan Howard (Bears).

    I certainly hope you’re right but I wouldn’t be so quick to say that he’s that good because he blocked for Coleman and Howard in college. Both of those RBs have been awesome in the pros but were drafted in the 4th and 5th rounds respectively. That screams the opposite of a great college O-line.

  3. Seahawks Defensive line is going to have a day against this line! So Excited to see this game in 11 days in the smallest football stadium for professional sports

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