COSTA MESA, Calif. -- In need of depth on the offensive line after the announcement that rookie second-rounder Forrest Lamp suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Chargers signed Barrett Gouger to the 90-man roster after a workout on Thursday.
Gouger announced the news via Twitter. The Chargers still have to make a corresponding move to get down to 90 players.
A product of Vanderbilt and former teammate of Chargers center Spencer Pulley, Gouger was an undrafted rookie this season who received an invite to try out for the New York Jets after the draft. However, Gouger was released during the offseason.
At 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds, Gouger projects as someone who can play all three interior line positions.
However, as it stands now, Kenny Wiggins is still slotted in as the Chargers’ projected starting right guard, with competition from third-round selection Dan Feeney and second-year pro Max Tuerk. Journeyman Brett Boyko also has had a good camp, working at left guard with the second unit on Wednesday.