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New Titans Lineman Kendall Lamm Ready to Pave the Way for RB Derrick Henry


NASHVILLE – The Titans have added a versatile piece to their offensive line in Kendall Lamm.

Both the team, and the player, think it's a perfect fit.

"Flashback to Cleveland, and running the ball the way we did and the things that we could do there, it is top-notch," said Lamm, formerly with the Browns. "So, when the opportunity arose to come here …. I had Nick Chubb as a running back in Cleveland and if you want to argue, one of the only people in the league that may be better is, as you guys call him, is 'King Henry'. The fact that I would have the opportunity to block for a man like that, someone who is so top-notch.

"And I know coach (Mike) Vrabel from Houston, where I played my first four years – he's a top-notch guy. I know (Titans center) Ben Jones, and I've played against the Titans for years now and know the type of organization and team that's always been here. The fact that I could come in here and try to help, and do the best I can, I couldn't blink at it. It's a beautiful spot. … I couldn't pass it up."

The Titans and Lamm on Thursday officially agreed to terms on a multi-year contract early in free agency.

A swing tackle for the Browns over the past two seasons, Lamm gives the Titans options, and a potential starter on the line.

Earlier this week, the Titans released Dennis Kelly, the team's right tackle last season.

Lamm said he's unsure of what his role will be in 2021 in Tennesse.

"Your guess is as good as mine, my friend," Lamm said. "I just bring what I bring to the table, and let the chips fall where they may. I know the roles will be defined when the time comes. … However that plays out, it's going to play out."

A six-year veteran, Lamm (6-5, 310) has appeared in 74 career games with 27 starts between the Texans (2015-18) and Browns (2019-20). He originally signed as an undrafted free agency with the Texans following the 2015 NFL Draft.

In his career, Lamm has started 15 games at right tackle, two games at left tackle, and 10 games as an extra tackle.

Lamm started a career-high 13 games, all at right tackle, for the Texans in 2018 before being acquired by the Browns.

In Week 13 of last season, Lamm caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield on a trick play during Cleveland's 41–35 win over the Titans at Nissan Stadium. He played in 15 games for the Browns in 2020, with one start, at left tackle.

Lamm was a four-year starter at Appalachian State (2011-14), where he appeared in 44 games with 42 starts at left tackle.

Lamm on Thursday said he'll lean on Evans and others as he finds his way in Tennessee. He said he's looking forward to blocking for Henry and Evans in the running game.

Henry, of course, led the NFL in rushing yards with 2,027 in 2020.

"To watch him be able to do the things he does," Lamm said of Henry. "And to hear Ben Jones and others talk about what a wonderful person he is at the same time, that's what you want. We literally play offensive line to open holes for a man like that. To know that I am going to have the opportunity to block for possibly one of the best runners ever, it is going to be so exciting, man."

T Kendall Lamm at Saint Thomas Sports Park signing with the Tennessee Titans.

See the Best Photos from T Kendall Lamm's six-year NFL Career with the Houston Texans and the Cleveland Browns. (AP Images)

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