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Report: Emmanuel Lamur drawing raves from Bengals

Get used to hearing Emmanuel Lamur's name.

Penciled in as free agent James Harrison's strong-side linebacker replacement with the Cincinnati Bengals, Lamur was the final cut from our list of 25 players "Making the Leap" in 2014.

The Bengals view Lamur as a player with similar size (6-foot-4, 244 pounds), speed and coverage skills to hard-hitting Seahawks Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor.

According to Geoff Hobson of the team's official website, coaches and players have been "just raving about" Lamur this offseason as a hyper-athletic linebacker who can make "game-busting" plays.

Lamur is flying under the radar because he missed the entirety of last season with a separated shoulder after starting a playoff game as an undrafted rookie the previous year.

While division rivals such as the Steelers and Ravens have retooled their rosters, the Bengals are counting on the return to health of impact players such as Lamur, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and cornerback Leon Hall. The AFC North crown will be one of the most hotly contested in the league this season.

In the latest episode of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys discuss Rob Gronkowski's expected return to action and Cordarrelle Patterson's potential rise this season.

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