MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings brought another one of Mike Zimmer's former players to Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon, boosting their linebacker depth in the process.
According to a league source, the Vikings will sign former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Emmanuel Lamur, who spent his first two years in the NFL with Zimmer, to a two-year contract. The 6-foot-4 linebacker played in nine games for the Bengals in 2012 -- before missing all of 2013 with a shoulder injury -- and started 15 games over the last two years with Cincinnati.
Lamur played the strong-side linebacker position in the Bengals' defense, and should slide into a similar role with the Vikings, where he can provide depth behind Anthony Barr. The Vikings also reportedly agreed to a deal with former Detroit Lions linebacker Travis Lewis on Wednesday; both players should boost an already-solid group of special teams units, in addition to giving the Vikings options behind their starting linebackers.