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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

Wilson giving organizational control of Bills to Brandon

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Several media outlets are reporting that Bills owner Ralph Wilson is giving up organizational control of the team to CEO Russ Brandon.

Bills reportedly interested in Whisenhunt

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Reports indicate that the Bills are interested in ex-Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt for their head-coaching job.

Bills fire Gailey, coaching staff

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Bills fired head coach Chan Gailey after three seasons, the team announced on Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots lone division team above .500

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East may boast the No. 2 seed in the league in the Patriots, but the rest of the division remains well behind New England.

Bills top Jets behind another big day from Spiller

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
C.J. Spiller scored on a 66-yard catch and run in helping the under-achieving Bills end their season with a 28-9 win over the Jets on Sunday.

Bills OLG Levitre continued to show value in contract year

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The Bills like OLG Andy Levitre, and anything they can do to keep the O-line in tact moving forward is key, which would include re-signing him.

Bills place TE Chandler on I.R.

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
The Bills placed TE Scott Chandler on injured reserve Monday. He suffered an apparently serious knee injury on Sunday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots get ugly win, Dolphins aim for .500

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Patriots struggled to beat the Jaguars, the Dolphins got revenge by beating the Bills and the Jets fell in Greg McElroy's first start.

Bush's three TDs help give Dolphins win over Bills

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Reggie Bush caught two touchdown passes and scored on a short run Sunday to help the Dolphins beat the Bills 24-10.

Key matchup: Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill vs. Bills defense

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
The Dolphins are technically alive for a playoff spot, and will need a better game from Ryan Tannehill than he showed vs. the Bills in Week 11.

Bills get 10-year lease deal to stay in Buffalo

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
New York State, Erie County and the Bills agreed on a 10-year lease to keep the Bills in Buffalo for the near future.

Bills re-sign Morrison, place McKelvin on I.R.

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
The Bills re-signed LB Kirk Morrison to the 53-man roster. The team also placed CB Leodis McKelvin on injured reserve.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Bills' draft strategy a year or two late

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
Bills GM Buddy Nix has made it no secret that Buffalo will draft a quarterback, but that would have been a better strategy in 2011 or ’12.

Bills place WR Jones, LB Moats on reserve lists

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Bills placed WR Donald Jones on the non-football/illness list and LB Arthur Moats on injured reserve.

Report: Bills agree to extension with OG Urbik

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Bills agreed to a four-year, $15 million extension with ORG Kraig Urbik, ESPN’s James Walker reported.

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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