Emmanuel Lamur LB CIN 25 Days
Bengals LB Emmanuel Lamur (shoulder) is expected to be ready for OTAs.
Lamur spent all of 2013 on injured reserve, but new DC Paul Guenther believes he has the ability to be an every-down linebacker. He's expected to see heavy snaps on passing downs. "He's got good ball awareness in zone and he's a good man-to-man guy," Guenther said. "He's a guy you like to go to with everyone playing two tight ends. He's tall and he can run with those guys and you don't get caught in a mismatch." Still only 24 (in June), Lamur could play himself into a big role with a strong camp.
Emmanuel Lamur LB CIN 6 Months
Bengals OLB Emmanuel Lamur was carted off the field in Thursday night's preseason game with a shoulder injury.
Lamur is done for the night. The second-year athletic linebacker is one of the better backups on the roster. Lamur isn't much of a pass rusher, but he can drop into coverage and play the run. He and James Harrison will likely split reps at strong-side 'backer as long as Lamur's injury isn't a long-term issue.
Emmanuel Lamur LB CIN 10 Months
Bengals.com believes second-year LB Emmanuel Lamur is headed for a "breakout" season.
An undrafted free agent out of Kansas State last season, Lamur was overshadowed by Vontaze Burfict, but acquitted himself well in 136 snaps on defense. All of his snaps came after Week 9. Lamur isn't in the mix for a starting job, but could be the Bengals' top reserve linebacker while featuring on special teams.