Back in 2012, the Bengals signed Emmanuel Lamur as an undrafted free agent. On September 1, he was signed to the practice squad. On November 2, 2012, he was promoted to the active roster after the team placed Dontay Moch on season-ending reserve/NFI list
Lamur got his first NFL start in a road playoff game against the Houston Texans.The Bengals lost 19-13.
After missing the entire 2013 season due to a shoulder injury suffered in the preseason, Lamur moved into the starting lineup in 2014 taking the place of James Harrison.