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Signed by Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent, May 14, 2012…Waived by Bengals, Aug. 31, 2012…Signed by Bengals to practice squad, Sept. 1 , 2012…Signed to Bengals to active roster, Nov. 2, 2012…Re-signed by Bengals a restricted free agent, April 8, 2015…Signed by Minnesota Vikings as an unrestricted free agent, March 10, 2016…Signed by Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 21, 2018.
CAREER: Versatile linebacker enters his seventh season in the NFL and first with the Raiders after spending four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and last two years with the Minnesota Vikings…Has played in all 48 contests over the last three seasons…Saw most of his action as a large contributor on the special teams unit during his tenure with the Vikings…Made 14 stops (nine solo) on defense in 2017 and accounted for the second-most special teams tackles (11) on the squad in 2016…In his final season with the Bengals in 2015, recorded 32 tackles (20), 0.5 sacks, three passes defensed and his first career forced fumble…In 2014, recorded career highs in games started (13), tackles (90), INTs (two) and passes defensed (seven) in his return to the field after missing the 2013 season due to a shoulder injury…Spent his rookie as a contributor on special teams, appearing in nine games and finishing fifth on the team with eight special teams tackles…Career totals include 71 games played with 15 starts, 159 tackles (96), 0.5 sacks, two INTs, 13 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Postseason totals amount to four games played with one start, tallying 11 tackles (10).
2017 (with Min.): Appeared in all 16 contests for the third consecutive season…Tallied 14 tackles (nine solo), adding one pass defensed, one fumble recovery and also totaling four stops on special teams…(9/12) vs. NO: Recorded one special teams tackle in the season opener…(10/9) at Chi.: Contributed on defense and special teams in his 60th career game…(10/15) vs. GB: Tallied five tackles (three) on defense…(10/29) vs. Cle.: Posted a stop on both defense and special teams and added a fumble recovery on special teams…(11/19) vs. LAR: Posted two tackles while rotating in on defense…(12/17) vs. Cin.: Posted five tackles (three) for the second time this season, tying a season high…Also added a pass defensed against his former club…Postseason: (1/14/18) vs. NO: Made one tackle on defense in the Divisional Round victory…(1/21/18) at Phi.: Appeared on special teams in the conference championship.
2016 (with Min.): In his first season with the Vikings, appeared in all 16 games as a rotational player on defense…Also finished with the second-most special teams tackles (11) on the team…(9/11) at Ten.: Recorded one special teams tackle in his debut with the club…(9/25) at Car.: Tallied his first defensive tackle as a Viking…(10/9) vs. Hou.: Led the team with four special teams tackles…(11/6) vs. Det.: Collected two tackles (one solo) rotating in on defense and one stop on special teams stop…(12/24) at GB: Tallied two tackles on the special teams unit.
2015 (with Cin.): Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career…Made two starts and posted 32 tackles (20 solo), 0.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble…Did not participate in the playoffs due to injury…(9/13) at Oak.: Notched two tackles (one solo) in the season opener…(10/4) vs. KC: Made his first start of the season and recorded three tackles (one) and his first pass defensed of the year…(10/11) vs. Sea.: Recorded his first career half-sack and added three tackles…(10/19) at Buf.: Notched a season-best six tackles (three) in his second start of the campaign…(11/16) vs. Hou.: Collected three tackles (one) and one pass defensed…(11/22) at Ari.: Notched two stops on defensed…Added his first career forced fumble and also made one pass defensed.
2014 (with Cin.): Had a career year, appearing in 14 games and making 13 starts on defense…Ranked third on the team with 90 tackles (52 solo), adding two INTs and seven passes defensed, all career highs…(9/7) at Bal.: Made his first career start and tallied 10 tackles (five), his first career INT and pass defensed…(9/14) vs. Atl.: Notched eight tackles (five) and one pass defensed…(10/5) at NE: Registered seven tackles (four) and two passes defensed…(10/12) vs. Car.: Recorded eight tackles (five), including two for loss…(10/26) vs. Bal.: Collected five tackles (two) and his second career INT…(11/2) vs. Jac.: Notched eight tackles (three) and tied a career high with two passes defensed…(11/6) vs. Cle.: Collected a career-high 11 tackles (five) in the contest…(11/16) at NO: Notched double-digit stops (10) for the third time on the year…(11/23) at Hou.: Recorded eight tackles on defense…Postseason: (1/4/15) at Ind.: Appeared in his second career playoff game and recorded six tackles.
2013 (with Cin.): Spent the season on the Reserve/Injured List with a shoulder injury he suffered in Week 3 of the preseason.
2012 (with Cin.): Began his rookie season as a minicamp tryout attendee, eventually earning a spot on the practice squad…Was later activated to the 53-man roster in October and appeared in nine games total…Recorded 19 tackles (12 solo) and two passes defensed…Also ranked fifth on the team with eight special teams tackles despite only playing in the final nine games of the regular season…(11/4) vs. Den.: Made his NFL debut and recorded three tackles (two) and his first career pass defensed…(11/11) vs. NYG: Notched three tackles (two)…(11/25) vs. Oak.: Recorded two stops on defense…(12/13) at Phi.: Recorded three stops, including one for loss, while also adding his second pass defensed of the season…(12/30) vs. Bal.: Collected a season-best five tackles (four) in the regular season finale…Postseason: (1/5/13) at Hou.: Started in his postseason debut and recorded four tackles.
COLLEGE: Saw action in 37 games for Kansas State from 2009-11…Career totals include 197 tackles (114 solo), two sacks and five INTs…As a senior in 2011, was named a team captain for the second consecutive season and earned honorable mention All-Big 12 after posting a career-high 83 tackles (47) while adding one INT…Played in 12 games as a junior and tallied 46 stops (23), two sacks and one INT in his first season after switching from safety to linebacker…Played in 12 contests in his first season with the Wildcats, registering 68 tackles (44) and three INTs…As a freshman in 2008, played at Independence Community College…Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL: Attended King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. …Selected to honorable mention all-state and All-Palm Beach County as a senior…Also competed in track and field…Off the field, has worked closely with charities in Haiti and Florida, specifically with the Mission of Grace orphanage in Haiti…Started the Lamur Charity with the help of his twin brother, Samuel, benefiting the underprivileged in Florida and Haiti…Each offseason he returns to visit Haiti to continue mission work.
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Special teams tackles – 8 in 2012, 1 in 2014, 8 in 2015, 11 in 2016, 4 in 2017; NFL Totals: 32.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: TACKLES: Total – 11, 11/6/14 vs. Cle. Solo – 8, 11/16/14 at NO. Sacks – 0.5, 10/11/15 vs. Sea. Forced fumbles – 1, 11/22/15 at Ari. Fumble recoveries – 1, 10/29/17 at Cle. Interceptions – 1, two times; last: 10/26/14 vs. Bal. Passes defensed – 2, two times; last: 11/2/14 vs. Jac.