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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

Bills add Gibbons, Cook to personnel department

Posted May 11, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Bills GM Buddy Nix has named Tom Gibbons as the team's director of pro personnel and Chuck Cook as the director of college scouting.

Dareus ready to make his own mark on Bills defense

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Bills used the third overall pick in the draft to select Alabama's Marcell Dareus, who said he is ready to come in and help the team's run defense.

Bills promote Whaley

Posted May 06, 2011 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
The Bills promoted Doug Whaley to assistant GM/director of player personnel on Friday, two days after relieving Tom Modrak of his duties.

Toronto to push for NFL team

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Toronto Councillor Doug Ford told TheScore.com that Toronto will push to bring an NFL franchise to town after the league puts a team back in Los Angeles.

Bills fire VP of college scouting Modrak

Posted May 04, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
Just days after the NFL draft, the Bills have relieved Tom Modrak, their vice president of college scouting, of his duties.

Bills draft immediate contributor in Dareus

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
The Bills were in a very nice position at the third pick, especially when it became known that Cam Newton would go No. 1 to the Panthers.

No end in sight for Bills' TE drought

Posted April 27, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
The Bills have not caught up to the rest of the league in the trend of having good receiving tight ends, and unless Shawn Nelson has a breakout season, that is not likely to change in 2011.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 3

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 9:19 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the third pick in the NFL draft, including WR Larry Fitzgerald by the Cardinals in 2004.

Draft Dose: Who needs an outside linebacker?

Posted April 22, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
In the 30th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at 10 teams in need of an outside linebacker like Texas A&M's Von Miller.

Nix wants a starter with the No. 3 pick

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
There is much uncertainty about who will land in Buffalo, and GM Buddy Nix won't tip his hand. However, he did say he wants the player drafted third overall to be a starter for the Bills.

Readers think Bills will draft Newton

Posted April 04, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
PFW's readers believe that Auburn QB Cam Newton will come off the board on Draft Day at No. 3 to the Bills, according to a poll question on this site.

Draft Dose: Who needs an offensive tackle?

Posted April 04, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
As the NFL draft draws near, PFW looks at five teams that could use some help at offensive tackle — with USC's Tyron Smith a rising prospect at the position.

Draft Dose: Who needs a tight end?

Posted March 28, 2011 @ 9:16 a.m. ET
What teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a tight end like Notre Dame's Kyle Rudolph? The Broncos are one team that figures to be on the lookout after releasing veteran TE Daniel Graham.

Evans' role will change for Bills

Posted March 25, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
WR Lee Evans has been mostly a deep threat during his career, but the veteran receiver will be running more shallow routes in the coming season.

Under siege under center

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
Adding to the uncertainty due to the current lockout are the undeniably shaky QB situations facing one-third of the league's teams, including the 49ers and holdover starter Alex Smith.

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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