Former Kansas State linebacker Emmanuel Lamur has joined the Cincinnati Bengals after a successful tryout on Sunday. Lamur went undrafted and was invited to the Bengals workout just for a spot on an NFL roster.
As the Cincy Jungle reported, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was especially impressed with Lamur and Morgan State full back Jourdan Brooks, who Cincinnati also signed.
Bengals sign Morgan State FB Jourdan Brooks & Kansas State LB Emmanuel Lamur, club announces. Each tried out this weekend.— Mike Wilkening (@mikewilkening) May 14, 2012
When asked if Lamur is an outside linebacker this is what Lewis said:
"Linebackers are pretty much linebackers, for the most part. If you don't run out there with the first group, you better play everything that you can play."
Lamur, at 6 foot 4 inches and 225 pounds, has pretty good size and versatility. He also played some time at defensive back while at Kansas State. Landing on an NFL roster is good for a player with not a lot of buzz coming out of K-State. Let's see if he gets on the field with the Bengals.