The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed linebacker Emmanuel Lamur, the team announced Wednesday.
Lamur was a restricted free agent who was given a second-round tender earlier this offseason. After waiting to see if anyone would sign Lamur to an offer sheet, he's now signed his tender, meaning he'll be under contract for at least one more season before hitting unrestricted free agency. He'll be paid $2.356 million in 2015.
The 6'4", 240-pound Lamur entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas State and eventually became the team's starting linebacker in 2014 -- he played in 14 games (13 starts) and finished second on the team with 91 total tackles, seven pass deflections and two interceptions.
He'll enter 2015 as the starting SAM backer. Though he turns 26 in June, there's reason to believe Lamur still has room to grow as an NFL player, with not even two full seasons under his belt.
"Emmanuel is a player we see as still emerging," said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. "He has a great blend of size and athleticism. We had him tabbed for a big role two years ago and an injury held him back, but he was full go last year and fulfilled our expectations. We believe the best is yet to come."
Lamur missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a torn labrum during the preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts. Lamur has played in 24 career games as well as two playoff games.