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Another free agent leaves the Twin Cities

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A week after the start of free agency, another member of the 2017 Minnesota Vikings has moved on to another locale.

Numerous sources are reporting that the Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with linebacker Emmanuel Lamur, though the terms of that deal were not immediately disclosed.

Lamur signed with the Vikings before the start of the 2016 season, and played almost exclusively on special teams for the purple. During his two seasons in Minnesota, he collected 30 combined tackles and one pass defended. There just weren’t a lot of snaps to be had for him while playing behind Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, and when the Vikings played their base defense this past season they appeared to prefer rookie Ben Gedeon to Lamur.

Here’s hoping that Lamur finds a better niche for himself in Oakland. I don’t think he was a bad player, necessarily, but there just weren’t going to be a lot of opportunities here for him, and even his familiarity with Mike Zimmer (who Lamur played for as a rookie in Cincinnati in 2012) wasn’t enough to get him onto the field.

Lamur is the sixth free agent to leave Minnesota for somewhere else this offseason.