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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

Former QB Paulus has high praise for Bills' Marrone

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Doug Marrone's first QB at Syracuse, Greg Paulus, describes how Marrone put his stamp on the program in his first year.

Bills extend Toronto series

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Bills and Rogers Media announced a five-year extension for the Bills to play in Toronto's Rogers Centre.

Bengals sign OLB Maybin

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Bengals signed former first-round OLB Aaron Maybin on Friday, the team announced.

QB Nassib talks desire to play for Bills

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Is Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib going to follow Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett to Buffalo?

Bills add three assistants

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Bills announced the addition of three assistant coaches on Thursday, including former NFL WR Ike Hilliard.

Bills add 10 to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Bills added 10 coaches to Doug Marrone’s new staff, the team announced on Tuesday.

Bills hire Crossman as special-teams coordinator

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Bills hired Danny Crossman as their special-teams coordinator on Monday.

Pettine to put Bills defense on the attack

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
New Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine plans to bring his aggressive style from the Jets' defenses to Buffalo.

Bills hire former Jets DC Pettine

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Buffalo hired former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to run the Bills’ defense, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported. 

Hackett hired as Bills offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Doug Marrone hired Nathaniel Hackett to be the Bills’ new offensive coordinator, according to The Buffalo News.

Bills hire Marrone as head coach

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Bills hired Syracuse coach Doug Marrone as their new head coach, the team officially announced on Monday.

Insider: Brandon makes great hire in Marrone

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
An NFL insider tells PFW that Bills decision maker Russ Brandon is making strong moves, including the hiring of Doug Marrone as head coach.

Bills fortunate to have Whaley amidst changes

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Bills made sweeping changes on the coaching staff, and have a new power structure, but GM-in-waiting Doug Whaley is one advantage they have.

Report: Kelly to interview with Browns, Eagles, Bills

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has interviews set up with the Browns, Eagles and Bills, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: New year, same AFC East

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Bills and Jets gave the Patriots an early New Year's gift, making front-office changes, further cementing New England as the class of the AFC East.

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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