Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Giants Workout 2017 2nd round bust OL, starter of the former Chargers

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The New York Giants have suffered a number of offensive injuries this season, particularly along their offensive line.

And on Tuesday, they worked out former Los Angeles Chargers 2017 second-round bust Forrest Lamp, according to NFL Transaction Management on Oct. 12.

Lamp started all 16 games on the left guard for the Chargers last season, earning a Pro Football Focus rating of 49.4 while allowing two sacks for a total of 1,175 snaps. However, his once promising career has been marked by injuries since joining the league.

Lamp missed his entire rookie season after tearing his cruciate ligament during his first NFL training camp. In his second campaign, he appeared in just two games and was a healthy scratch for much of the year. And in 2019 Lamp played seven games with two starts before breaking his fibula on October 23.

The 27-year-old signed with the Buffalo Bills during the offseason but was put on hold in August with a calf injury. He was released by settlement just two days later.

Although Lamp played offensive tackle in college, he should move to the NFL due to his short arm length. Regardless of that, draft experts chose him as the first round pick before the Chargers finally selected him in 38th place overall in the second round.

The Giants have held a rotation at guard after losing starters Shane Lemieux and Nick Gates for the season. Matt Skura started the last two games at this point, but Wes Martin saw some playtime against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5.

Now the team is giving Lamp a look to see if he’s healthy and able to add to the offensive at some point this season.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay is expected to miss out on competition with the Los Angeles Rams this week due to a knee injury.

Golladay left Sunday’s game with a hyper-extended knee, which Rapoport says was initially viewed as a serious injury. Fortunately, this problem is only likely to keep recipient # 1 out for a week or two.

The Giants’ expensive free agent pickup played in just 24 snaps last week, drawing three targets with no receptions prior to his injury.

For the first five weeks of the season, Golladay has 17 receptions for 282 yards and no touchdowns. His best performance, however, came in Week 4 against the Saints, where he made six receptions for 116 yards.

Without Golladay, the Giants rely on rookie receivers Kadarius Toney, who posted a monstrous 10 catch stat of 189 yards against the cowboys. The Giants are also hoping to get Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton back after missing the last two games with Achilles tendon injuries.

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As the October 12 NFL Transaction Report also revealed, the San Francisco 49ers hosted two former Giants linemen for a trial on Tuesday.

That duo was Jonathan Halapio [2016-19] and Spencer Pulley [2018-20]who both spent time in the center and guarded for the Giants over several seasons.

Halapio played in 27 games for the Giants and started 23 of them [15 in 2019]. After being named the launch center in 2018, Halapio broke his ankle and lower leg in week 2, knocking him out for the remainder of the season.

As for Pulley, he appeared in 17 games for the Giants from 2018-19, while starting 10 of them.

As the October 12 NFL Transaction Report also revealed, the San Francisco 49ers hosted two former Giants linemen for a trial on Tuesday.

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