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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

Eagles CB Samuel, Bills WR Johnson pick up fines

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
Eagles CB Asante Samuel has been fined $40,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Giants WR Derek Hagan.

Merriman out again for Bills

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 6:51 p.m. ET
Shawne Merriman hurt his leg in practice on Monday to knock him out of Week 12 action, and it seems that the linebacker may never suit up and play a down for the Bills.

Trio of Bills turning fantasy heads

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
While a boatload of stars fail to provide owners with the stats they had hoped for, three Bills have developed into consistent fantasy players who could help carry managers to league titles.

Bills make furious comeback in 49-31 win over Bengals

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Ryan Fitzpatrick matched his career high with four touchdown passes during Buffalo's biggest comeback in 13 years, and the Bills won their second straight game Sunday, 49-31 over the bumbling Cincinnati Bengals.

Bills promote RB Caulcrick

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Bills promoted RB Jehuu Caulcrick from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Friday.

Fitzpatrick may be Bills' QB of the present, future

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
Determining who the quarterback of the future will be has been a hot topic among Bills fans, but that player may be the man under center right now.

Bengals facing first blackout in seven years

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
The Bengals are expected to announce Thursday that their Week 11 game against the Bills is not a sellout.

Sparano joins the QB flip-floppers

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
When Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano flip-flopped and benched QB Chad Henne in favor of Chad Pennington for their Week 10 game against the Titans, he gave the NFL its 49th starting quarterback this season. Sparano joined a group of ...

Spiller, Merriman out for Bills

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
RB C.J. Spiller and LB Shawne Merriman will both be sidelined for the Bills' Week 11 game vs. the Bengals.

Jackson, Posluszny lead Bills to first win

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
RB Fred Jackson did the bulk of the work on offense and LB Paul Posluszny carried the Bills' defense to a Week 10 victory.

Jackson set to be second-half workhorse

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
  Fred Jackson already was carrying the load in the Buffalo backfield, but now with C.J. Spiller out indefinitely, he is going to be even more of a bell cow down the stretch.  

Bills RB Spiller out indefinitely with hamstring injury

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Bills rookie RB C.J. Spiller injured his hamstring in Sunday's 14-12 win over the Lions and is out indefinitely.

Bills hang on for first victory

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Fred Jackson ran for a season-best 133 yards and scored twice in leading the Bills (1-8) to a 14-12 win over the Lions on Sunday. Detroit (2-7) lost its 25th straight road game to break the record the Lions set ...

Takeaway troubles hurt Bills

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
No team has thrown for more than 255 yards in a game vs. Buffalo this season, but the team's pass defense is not as good as the numbers indicate, as the Bills have been unable to intercept passes this ...

Buffalo and Tampa Bay blacked out

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
A lack of ticket sales have led Week 10 games in Buffalo and Tampa Bay to be blacked out.

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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