Lamp is expected to compete for a starting spot along the offensive line in 2019, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
The 2017 second-round pick has struggled to make much of an impact in his two seasons in the NFL to date. Lamp's rookie campaign ended prematurely thanks to a preseason ACL tear - an injury that essentially forced him to redshirt his sophomore season in the NFL as he continued to work back into shape. Now two years removed from the severe knee injury, Lamp is expected to compete for a starting guard spot and likely will have a leg up on the incumbent, Michael Schofield III, should he have his roster bonus picked up in March. Given the Chargers' offensive line ranked near the bottom of the league according to Pro Football Focus, it seems likely the franchise will bring in a number of potential options, meaning Lamp isn't necessarily guaranteed a starting job despite his high draft selection.
Lamp is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered during the 2017 preseason, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Lamp has clearly progressed in his recovery, having avoided the PUP list. However, he does not appear close to a return to on-field action. The 24-year-old missed his entire rookie season due to the ACL injury, and he will need to get up to speed in a reasonable amount of time to have any chance of earning a significant role on the Chargers' offensive line this season.
Thursday will be Lamp's first in-game action since tearing his ACL during the 2017 preseason, an injury which ruined the guard's rookie campaign. The 24-year-old is expected to act as a swing lineman as he continues to work back into shape for the regular season.
Lamp (knee) will not play during Saturday's preseason contest against the Seahawks, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Lamp's activation from the PUP list is an encouraging sign, but it doesn't appear as though he's ready yet to take the field in game action. He missed all of his rookie campaign in 2017 after suffering a season-ending ACL tear, so he will have to get up to speed if he has any hopes of starting immediately in 2018.
Lamp (knee) was activated from the PUP list Monday, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Lamp, who suffered a torn ACL during his rookie campaign in 2017, appears on pace to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. The second-round pick is slated to compete with Michael Schofield and Erick Wren for the starting job at right guard.
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