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Emmanuel Lamur to move on from Bengals, per report

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The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that the Bengals will be down at least one linebacker when free agency kicks off.

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Bengals linebacker Emmanuel Lamur is expected to leave the team in free agency, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The report states Lamur is drawing interest from the Lions, Vikings and Dolphins. The Vikings feature former Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as their head coach while the Dolphins' new defensive coordinator is former Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph.

Lamur didn't have a great season in 2015, playing more on special teams than as a linebacker. He played in all 16 games, starting in 2 games during Vontaze Burfict's absence. Lamur actually got injured in the Bengals' final game of the 2015 season against the Ravens, and didn't play in the Wild Card game as he was placed on Injured/Reserve before the matchup.

Lamur has indicated he's been cleared to practice and train since then.

In 2015, Lamur totaled 40 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble. Lamur joined the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas State in 2012 and has played 3 seasons with the team (missing the entire 2013 season due to a shoulder injury suffered during the pre-season). In his three seasons on the field, Lamur has accumulated 90 tackles, 11 passes defensed and 2 interceptions.

Lamur will be free to sign with the team of his choosing as of 4:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 9.