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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

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

Gabbert stands out at Mizzou's pro day

Posted March 17, 2011 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert looked strong in his pro-day workout for more than 125 NFL people, including six head coaches.

Nothing certain for Bills' draft

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Buffalo has major needs on defense, but the chance at a franchise QB may be too tempting.

Bills extend S Wilson, OL Wrotto

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
The Bills announced contract extensions for OL Mansfield Wrotto and S George Wilson on Tuesday.

Bills tender Whitner, Posluszny

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
The Bills have tendered three potential free agents: S Donte Whitner, LB Paul Posluszny and TE Scott Chandler.

Report: Patriots sign DL Stroud

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Former Bills DL Marcus Stroud has signed a two-year contract with AFC East rival New England, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

AFC East free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC East.

Draft Dose: Who needs a quarterback?

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a quarterback like Missouri's Blaine Gabbert or Auburn's Cam Newton?

Spiller still a major part of Bills' future

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
C.J. Spiller didn't live up to the hype as a rookie, but the team is expecting he'll be a much bigger contributor in Year Two.

Sanders meets with Jaguars, Bills

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
SS Bob Sanders has met with a few teams after being released by the Colts last week, as clubs weigh whether or not to take a risk on the injury-prone former Defensive Player of the Year.

Time for Bills' young D-linemen to step up

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
With DE Marcus Stroud out of the rotation, the Bills' young defensive linemen will be asked to play a larger role in 2011.

Bills release DE Stroud

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
DE Marcus Stroud, a disapointment in his three seasons in Buffalo, has been released by the team.

AFC East 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 12, 2011 @ 9 a.m. ET
Tom Brady had an MVP season in 2010, throwing 36 TD passes and only four interceptions and going 335 passes without a pick. We review the AFC East teams.

Bills release two linebackers

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Bills have a major hole at linebacker, but apparently didn't think two players on their roster were qualified to fill it.

SS Corto signs contract extension with Bills

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
The Bills announced Friday that SS Jon Corto has signed a contract extension with the team.

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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