Lamur was expected to have an expanded role in 2013 following a promising rookie season, but was placed on the Reserve/Injured list following a shoulder injury in the final preseason game vs. Indianapolis ... Originally a tryout player at ‘12 rookie minicamp, Lamur 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 the last nine games.
2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Placed Aug. 31 on Reserve/Injured list, due to shoulder injury suffered in preseason Aug. 29 vs. Indianapolis ... Played in three of four preseason games, with one start, logging five tackles.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Bengals as college free agent on 5-14-12 ... Waived on 8-31-12, and signed on 9-1-12 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to Bengals roster on 11-2-12.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012—Played in all four preseason games, logging six tackles ... After opening season on practice squad, was signed to roster and made NFL debut Nov. 4 vs. Denver ... Played in nine games (Games 8-16), with 19 tackles and two passes defensed ... Ranked fifth on team in special teams tackles (eight), despite playing in just nine games ... Recorded three tackles and pass defensed in NFL debut Nov. 4 vs. Denver, as well as special teams tackle ... Had three tackles on defense and two on special teams Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants ... One tackle on both defense and special teams Nov. 18 at Kansas City ... Logged two tackles on defense and two on special teams (tied for team lead) Nov. 25 vs. Oakland ... On Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, his three tackles included one for loss, and he had a pass defensed and one special teams tackle ... Tied for fourth on team in tackles (five) Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, and also had special teams tackle.
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.