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Kendall Lamm making most of opportunities in camp

Posted Aug 4, 2016

With injuries on the o-line, tackle Kendall Lamm is taking advantage of his opportunities in camp.

When there’s an opportunity in front of him, Kendall Lamm knows to take full advantage of it.

At least, that’s what Texans offensive line coach Mike Devlin tells the second-year tackle. Two-time Pro Bowler Duane Brown is working his way back from season-ending quadriceps surgery, while Newton is listed as day-to-day after leaving practice earlier this week. Without its starting left and right tackles, the Texans o-line is giving ample opportunities to young players like Lamm to work against the first-team defense in training camp.

“He’s a very hard working guy,” head coach Bill O’Brien said of Lamm. “He’s really improved his technique. Getting a lot of opportunities now against some really good players on that side of the ball with (Whitney) Mercilus and (Jadeveon) Clowney and John Simon in the pass rush and things like that. I think he’s getting better every day.”

Last year, injuries also gave Lamm an opportunity. The undrafted free agent from Appalachian State made his NFL debut at right tackle at Carolina when Jeff Adams exited with a knee injury. Lamm also saw his first career NFL start against Indianapolis in Week 5. By the end of the 2015 season, the 6-6, 305-pound tackle saw action in 15 games with four starts and recorded his first career reception for a gain of seven yards in Week 13 at Buffalo.

Lamm may be battling for a roster spot like everyone else, but he hopes his familiarity in the system gives him an edge.

“A lot more,” Lamm said of his comfort level with the playbook. “Still a lot to work on, of course, but at the same time, it slowed down for me a little bit, especially knowing the personnel and what that specific player’s skill set is, knowing the MIKE points and everything. So it slowed down for me, but this is still the NFL. It’s still going to move.”


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