LSU’s offensive line competition just got more interesting.
Likely starting right guard Ed Ingram has been suspended indefinitely and will not participate in fall camp, head coach Ed Orgeron announced Friday, classifying Ingram’s suspension as due to a “violation of team rules.”
“We have a policy in place at the university,” Orgeron said. “He violated that policy. We just need to see what happens.”
With Ingram out, junior college transfer Damien Lewis moves into the right guard spot, with Lloyd Cushenberry at center and Garrett Brumfield at left guard.
“We’re real excited about Damien,” Orgeron said. “We feel that he is a very good football player and eventually I think he’d have earned a spot in the starting lineup, whatever that combination would have been.”
Orgeron also said he will move freshman Chasen Hines from defensive tackle to left guard to provide depth.
“I just talked to Chasen Hines,” he said. “I think he’ll be an outstanding defensive lineman. We’re going to move him to left guard behind Garrett Brumfield to get more depth.”
THREE OUT FOR START OF CAMP
The Tigers will be without three other players as practice begins Saturday.
Thaddeus Moss is with his father, Randy Moss, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.
Tight end Jamal Pettigrew and freshman offensive lineman Cameron Wire are both injured. Pettigrew is likely out for the season with a knee injury suffered over the summer, while Wire carried an injury from high school. Orgeron expects he’ll be back with the team in a couple of weeks.
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