A fourth-year pro for 2015, Lamur played first season as starter in ’14 and ranked third on team in tackles (90), despite missing two games to injury ... Had an INT in season opener Sept. 7 at Baltimore, his first NFL start ... Was in coaches’ plans for expanded role in 2013, following promising rookie season, but suffered season-ending shoulder injury in the final preseason game ... Originally a tryout player at 2012 rookie minicamp, he earned a contract and wound up starting eight months later in Wild Card playoff game at Houston ... Opened ’12 on Bengals practice squad before elevation to roster for last nine games.
Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-14-12 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-31-12 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-1-12 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 11-2-12 ... Re-signed with Bengals as restricted free agent on 4-8-15.
2014 highlights: Played 14 games at SLB, with 13 starts, and played in Wild Card playoff ... Inactive for Game 6 (shoulder injury) and 15 (hamstring) ... Ranked third on team with 90 tackles (four for-loss), had two INTs, seven passes defensed (led front seven) and two QB hits ... Made first career start on Sept. 7 at Baltimore and led team with 10 tackles while recording first career INT, picking off Joe Flacco in third quarter ... Recorded eight tackles and a pass defensed on Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta ... Seven tackles and two passes defensed on Oct. 5 at New England ... Had eight tackles, including two for loss, on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina ... On Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore, intercepted Joe Flacco pass at Bengals 44 early in third quarter and returned five yards, setting up TD drive for a 14-6 lead ... Led team with eight tackles Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, and had two passes defensed ... Led team in tackles (11) for the second consecutive game Nov. 6 vs. Cleveland ... Left game in third quarter Dec. 14 at Cleveland with hamstring injury ... Returned to action Dec. 28 at Pittsburgh and had three tackles ... Six tackles (second on team) in Wild Card playoff 1-4-15 at Indianapolis.
Previous seasons: 2012—After opening season on practice squad, was signed to Bengals roster and made NFL debut Nov. 4 vs. Denver ... Played in nine games (Games 8-16), and also in Wild Card playoff ... Had 19 tackles and two passes defensed in regular season ... Ranked fifth on team in special teams tackles (eight), despite playing in just nine games ... Three tackles and a pass defensed in NFL debut on Nov. 4 vs. Denver, as well as a special teams tackle ... Three tackles on defense and two on special teams on Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants ... Two tackles on defense and two on special teams (tied for team lead) on Nov. 25 vs. Oakland ... On Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, his three tackles included one for a loss, and he recorded a pass defensed and one special teams tackle ... Tied for fourth on the team in tackles (five) on Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, and also had a special teams tackle ... Recorded one tackle in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston. 2013—Was placed on Reserve/Injured list on Aug. 31 with a shoulder injury he suffered in the preseason on Aug. 29 vs. Indianapolis ... Played in three of the Bengals’ four preseason games, with one start, logging five tackles.
College: Played in 37 games in three seasons (2009-11) at Kansas State, after spending one season (‘08) at Independence (Kan.) Community College ... Twice voted by Kansas State teammates as team captain (2010 and ’11) ... Played safety as sophomore, and switched to linebacker during junior season ... Career totals of 197 tackles, including two sacks and 10 tackles-for-loss, with five INTs, 16 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks ... AP Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as a senior.
Personal: Hometown is West Palm Beach, Fla. ... Attended King’s Academy, and as a senior earned All-Palm Beach County honors and was honorable mention all-state ... Played at Kansas State with his brother, Sammuel, a quarterback ... Last name is pronounced “luh-MER.”
Forget the rehab of Emmanuel Lamur and Clint Boling? When healthy they can be two quiet reasons the Bengals command flexibility in the nooks and crannies of the depth chart.