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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

Miller at No. 3 makes sense for Bills

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Texas A&M OLB Von Miller might be the perfect combination for the Bills — the best player available who fills a position of need.

Bills', Bengals' staffs get early edge

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Chan Gailey and Marvin Lewis and their staffs might have a lot more work to do this week than some of the other NFL teams, but they also get a head start on scouting the best seniors.

Bills add Wannstedt to staff

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
The Bills have added Dave Wannstedt to their staff as an assistant head coach and ILB coach, reuniting Wannstedt and Buffalo head coach Chan Gailey.

Wood may be center of the future for Bills

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Eric Wood might be the full-time starting center for the Bills next season, as the former first-round pick impressed coaches at the end of last season.

Wannstedt meets with Bills' defensive staff

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
Former Bears and Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt met with Bills coaches Thursday, potentially regarding an opening on the Buffalo staff.

Senior Bowl "a great opportunity" for Bills

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
Chan Gailey and his Bills staff will be coaching the South team at the Senior Bowl, a role the organization must benefit from.

Former AFL star Gilchrist dies from cancer

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Former AFL star Cookie Gilchrist passed away on Monday after a long bout with cancer. Gilchrist was 75.

Bengals', Bills' staffs to coach Senior Bowl

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Bills' and Bengals' coaching staffs have been selected to coach this year's Under Armour Senior Bowl, officials announced Saturday.

Bills' extension for Merriman makes little sense

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
The Bills gave a two-year contract to OLB Shawne Merriamn, a risky move for a player who rarely has been on the field the past few seasons. 

Bills' Williams replaces Seymour at Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Bills NT Kyle Williams has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing the Raiders' Richard Seymour.

The cities that playoff football forgot

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
It now has been 11 years since the Bills and Lions played in the playoffs. Every other franchise that was around at that time has made the playoffs since then, but not Buffalo or Detroit.

First 20 picks in NFL draft order established

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The 20 teams that did not make the playoffs can not look forward to where they will select in April's draft.

Backups shine in Jets' win

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Mark Brunell threw two touchdown passes in relief of Mark Sanchez, Joe McKnight ran for a career-high 158 yards and New York's defense was dominant in a lopsided playoff tuneup as the Jets routed the Bills 38-7 on Sunday.

Bills sign Merriman to two-year deal

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
The Bills signed LB Shawne Merriman to a two-year deal on Saturday, GM Buddy Nix confirmed to ESPN.

Whitner keys Bills' improvement

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
A key to the Bills' defensive turnaround has been the play of SS Donte Whitner. Always one of the more talented Bills defenders, Whitner has had his best season in 2010, posting 134 tackles, the most for any defensive back ...

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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