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Manny Lawson

Manny Lawson - #91 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 240 lbs.
Birthday 07/03/1984
Birthplace Goldsboro, NC
College North Carolina State
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 1st round, 22nd pick by 49ers

NFL investigating phone prank

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
The NFL is investigating the hacking of a phone conversation between GMs Buddy Nix of the Bills and Mark Dominik of the Buccaneers.

Bills release QB Fitzpatrick

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Bills released QB Ryan Fitzpatrick after the signalcaller turned down an offer to restructure his deal.

Bills bring back McKelvin

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
The Bills on Saturday announced the re-signing of CB-RS Leodis McKelvin to a four-year deal.

Buffalo Bills: 2013 team needs

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Buffalo Bills, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Bills place franchise tag on FS Byrd

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:29 p.m. ET
The Bills placed the franchise tag on FS Jairus Byrd, the team announced Friday. The tag for a safety is worth $6.916 million for 2013.

Bills DE Kelsay announces his retirement

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 7:33 p.m. ET
Bills DE Chris Kelsay announced his retirement on Wednesday after 10 NFL seasons. 

Bills' 'D' in need of playmaking linebacker

Posted Feb. 26, 2013 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
While there are flashier needs on offense, the Buffalo defense is sorely lacking an impact player on the second level.

Bills extend assistant GM Whaley

Posted Feb. 23, 2013 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
The Bills signed assistant general manager Doug Whaley to a contract extension, the team announced Saturday.

Titans sign SS Wilson

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Titans signed former Bills SS George Wilson to a two-year deal on Friday.

Marrone stresses importance of competition when talking Bills' QBs

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Like the other coaches who are inheriting questions at QB, Doug Marrone offered little in terms of clarity as to who will be Buffalo's starter.

Bills re-sign OL Brown

Posted Feb. 19, 2013 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
The Bills re-signed OL Colin Brown, the team announced Tuesday.

Bills re-sign QB Jackson to compete with Fitzpatrick

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
The Bills on Friday announced that they have re-signed QB Tarvaris Jackson.

Bills release veteran CB McGee

Posted Feb. 14, 2013 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Bills released veteran CB Terrence McGee, the team announced on Thursday. 

Bills release LB Barnett, SS Wilson

Posted Feb. 11, 2013 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
The Bills released veterans LB Nick Barnett and SS George Wilson on Monday, the team announced.

Bills choose not to re-sign WR Jones

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Thursday that they will not tender WR Donald Jones, which makes him a free agent.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 13, 2013
The Buffalo Bills began addressing their needs at linebacker by signing free-agent Manny Lawson to a four-year contract. The Bills announced the move Wednesday, a day after the NFL's free agency period opened. A person familiar with the contract provided the length of the deal, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills did not reveal the terms.||||||| Listed at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, Lawson played the past two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent his first five seasons with San Francisco, after the 49ers selected him in the first round in the draft. Lawson had 47 tackles and two sacks in 16 games, including 10 starts, last season. Overall, he has 18 sacks, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles in starting 81 of 96 career games.
Posted June 17, 2010
Manny Lawson wants a new contract from the San Francisco 49ers. The outside linebacker showed up for a mandatory minicamp on Thursday after missing the 49ers voluntary workouts. He says he needed a change in scenery and that he is in the best shape of his life.||||||| Lawson started all 16 games last year for the first time in his career, leading the 49ers with a career-high 6.5 sacks. Since then, San Francisco has extended the contracts of other young players the team feels are key to its future. Lawson is in the final season of the five-year, $7.5 million deal he signed as the second of San Francisco's two first-round draft picks in 2006. His base salary of $630,000 pays him less than two of the team's other outside linebackers.
Posted June 11, 2010
Lawson is in the final year of his contract with the 49ers and has yet to take part in the team's offseason program.||||||| No Lawson means more practice snaps for Ahmad Brooks, Travis LaBoy and increased time for Parys Haralson at left outside linebacker, where Lawson normally starts in San Francisco's 3-4 defensive set. "It's giving them an opportunity to get out there and get coached on the go," 49ers coach Mike Singletary said. "All of those young guys have really benefited, because they all wouldn't normally be getting as many reps as they are getting right now."
Posted Sept. 21, 2007
The 49ers put Lawson on injured reserve Friday, ending the linebacker's season two days after he tore a ligament in his left knee. San Francisco replaced Lawson on its 53-man roster by signing fullback Zak Keasey from the practice squad before Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.||||||| He was second on the team with 14 tackles during San Francisco's 2-0 start. Coach Mike Nolan hasn't announced who will replace Lawson in the 49ers' starting lineup.
Posted Sept. 20, 2007
Lawson will miss the rest of the San Francisco 49ers' season after tearing a ligament in his left knee.||||||| Lawson, a starting outside linebacker in the 49ers' 3-4 defensive scheme, went down with the injury during Wednesday's practice. The injury didn't initially appear to be serious, and Lawson rode on a stationary bike for the rest of the team's workout. But tests determined Thursday that Lawson tore his anterior cruciate ligament. Veteran Hannibal Navies and seldom-used second-year pro Parys Haralson are the top candidates to replace Lawson.

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