Minnesota Vikings sign linebacker Emmanuel Lamur
By Dan Zinski
The Minnesota Vikings will reportedly add former Cincinnati Bengal Emmanuel Lamur to their ever-more-crowded linebacker corps.
The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly landed one of Mike Zimmer’s old players from Cincinnati. No, not George Iloka. And not Reggie Nelson … at least not yet.
The player I’m talking about is not a safety, he’s a linebacker. And he wasn’t on our radar screens until about three minutes ago.
As first reported by Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, the latest addition to the Vikings defense is Emmanuel Lamur.
The Vikings reportedly will also sign former Lions linebacker Travis Lewis. The Vikings also have re-signed linebacker Audie Cole.
The Vikings have not as of yet re-signed long-time linebacker Chad Greenway. But that move could still happen in the near future.
The 26-year-old Lamur was signed by the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He started 13 games in 2014, recording 53 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed.
Lamur played in all sixteen games in 2015 with two starts, notching 40 tackles, three passes defensed and 1/2 sack.
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Travis Lewis, Emmanuel Lamur and Audie Cole will all be thrown into the mix in training camp at WLB. We’ll see which of them emerges as the starter.
Oh, and Chad Greenway should be in that mix too, once the Vikings get around to re-signing him.