After losing out on the chance to add defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to improve the defense, the Oakland Raiders didn’t come away Wednesday empty handed. They have signed free agent linebacker Emmanuel Lamur on Wednesday.
Over the past two seasons, both with the Vikings, Lamur played in all 32 games tallying 30 combined tackles and one pass defensed. He was mostly used for special teams. Pro Football Focus looked favorably upon Lamur in 2017, giving him a rating of 75.
Lamur had his best season as a professional in 2014 under Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. Lamur started 13 games, had 91 combined tackles, seven passes defensed and two interceptions.
While Lamur is not the signing Raider Nation was hoping for on Wednesday, he should important depth to the linebacking room and on special teams.