Dolphins To Re-Sign T Kendall Lamm

Needed extensively during the 2023 season, Kendall Lamm will see his run of Dolphins starts lead to another contract with the team. Miami is re-signing the veteran swing tackle, according to’s Dan Graziano.

Lamm is staying with the Dolphins for a third season, doing so on a one-year deal. The former Texans UDFA started eight games for the Dolphins last season, with Terron Armstead‘s run of injuries again requiring regular duty for a backup.

Armstead is staying with the Dolphins for a third season, and while the former Pro Bowler has delivered quality work when healthy, the ex-Saint’s injury baggage has resulted in a number of absences. As various injuries limited Armstead last season, Lamm became a key piece on a battered Miami front. Lamm logged 520 snaps at left tackle last season — nearly as many as Armstead, who totaled 585 — and added 93 in place of Austin Jackson at right tackle.

The 585 snaps marked Lamm’s most on offense since the 2018 season, when he served as the Texans’ primary right tackle. The Dolphins had Lamm on low-end deals in each of the past two seasons. He played for just $1.32MM in 2023. Given Armstead’s injury issues and Lamm’s regular usage last season, a bit of a raise would appear in play. The Dolphins have both their starting tackles signed through 2026, having extended Jackson during the season, but neither are attached to top-10 deals at their respective positions.

Lamm’s Texans work landed him a gig with the Browns, his employer from 2019-20. Lamm then served as a swingman for the 2021 Titans. Despite Taylor Lewan‘s knee trouble and the team’s issues staffing its RT position during the 2020s, Lamm only logged one start with Tennessee. The Dolphins brought him in during Mike McDaniel‘s first season, adding the Appalachian State alum in November 2022. Injuries were a major factor for the ’22 Dolphins’ front as well, with Jackson missing 15 games and Eric Fisher signing with the team but never being healthy enough to suit up. Brandon Shell worked as Miami’s primary RT that season, but the Dolphins used Lamm in that OT3 role last year.

Lamm, 31, has 37 starts on his resume. He will join Jack Driscoll as reserve tackle options for the team. Lamm will also provide some continuity for a Dolphins team that lost four-year starter Robert Hunt in free agency. Two other interior starters — Connor Williams, Isaiah Wynn — are unsigned, leaving Miami with the prospect of three new interior starters. The team will largely run it back at tackle, however.

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