The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with offensive guard Forrest Lamp, the team announced on Wednesday.
Lamp entered the league as a second round draft pick of the Los Angeles Chargers just four years ago in 2017. However, injuries plagued his career early-on, including a torn ACL suffered during training camp that year, which caused him to miss his entire rookie season.
The following season, in 2018, Lamp played sparingly as a backup offensive lineman, seeing action in only two games.
Then, in 2019, after starting out in a backup role, Lamp became a starter in Week 6, but suffered a broken fibula just a week later and missed the team’s final nine games.
Lamp fully recovered and rebounded to start all 16 games for the Chargers last season, as part of a group in charge of protecting rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.
Lamp is the third offensive lineman the Bills have added over the last nine days, joining Bobby Hart from the Cincinnati Bengals and Jamil Douglas from the Tennessee Titans. He does have some position flexibility from his college days at Western Kentucky, where he played mostly left tackle, but he's only played guard at the NFL level.
The Bills roster now has 72 players. The team is allowed to bring 91 to training camp, counting the exemption for running back Christian Wade.
They are currently scheduled for a total of seven draft picks in this year‘s NFL Draft later this month.
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