With final decisions looming over who will get the final spots on the 53-man roster the Bengals now have a wrench thrown into the process.
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reported Friday that Emmanuel Lamur is lost for the season after suffering a shoulder injury during the first quarter of Thursday’s 27-10 win over Indianapolis.
The second-year linebacker was expected to be a big part of the team’s nickel package. Vontaze Burfict and Lamur were the two linebackers in nickel during the first three preseason games while Rey Maualuga who was a three-down player for most of his career here had been used primarily in base packages.
With Lamur headed to IR that could open up a roster spot for J.K. Schaffer but how long he holds it remains to be seen. The Bengals could look to the waiver wire and see who is released over the next 48 hours.
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