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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 LB Merriman leaves practice with injury

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Bills LB Shawne Merriman left Wednesday's practice with a lower leg injury.

AFC East midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
Few expected TE Dustin Keller to be the Jets' No. 1 offensive weapon this season, but that's what has happened. Read our midseason team reports on the AFC East.

Bills place Parrish, Davis on injured reserve

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Bills have placed WR Roscoe Parrish and LB Andra Davis on injured reserve, ending the season for two emerging players.

Bills' run game doesn't make the trip to Toronto

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
A lack of running game cost the Bills in Week Nine, as the league's last winless team dropped another game they could have won.

Bills (0-8) fall again, this time to Bears

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes, including one to Earl Bennett late in the fourth quarter to keep the Buffalo Bills winless through eight games and give the Chicago Bears a 22-19 victory Sunday.

Bears-Bills matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
If Buffalo can keep from falling too far behind the Bears, it won't be forced to throw to catch up, and RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller could be featured more prominently.

Merriman moves Bills back to 3-4

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 9 p.m. ET
When the Bills claimed OLB Shawne Merriman off waivers on Nov. 3, they did a lot more than just add a three-time Pro Bowl player. The acquisition alters the team's defensive strategy the remainder of the season, even before ...

Move east won't cure woes for Merriman, Bills

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Shawne Merriman landing in Buffalo should not come as a surprise to anyone, but it's unlikely that he'll make a substantial contribution there.

Bears-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers has been pretty disruptive this season, and he could ramp up his production against the Bills on Sunday.

Harvard education means little in NFL

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
For Ryan Fitzpatrick, a Harvard education has been a handicap, which says more about the NFL than it does about Fitzpatrick.

Succop's FG in OT lifts Chiefs over Bills 13-10

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles rushed for 177 yards on 22 carries and Ryan Succop kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to lift the Chiefs to a 13-10 victory over the winless Bills on Sunday. 

Bills' former first-round picks continue to disappoint

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
The lack of productivity that Buffalo has gotten out of some of its top draft choices in recent years was evidenced by the fact that LB Aaron Maybin and DE John McCargo were both inactive in Week Seven, according to ...

BIlls' Johnson develops into quality wideout

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
He was an afterthought when drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 draft, but Stevie Johnson has become a solid NFL wide receiver with the Bills.

Receivers step up for Bills in close loss

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
While the Ravens game is marked as another loss in the standings, the game was a win for one unit on the Bills: The receiving corps.

Cundiff hits game-winner in OT as Ravens fend off Bills

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Billy Cundiff kicked a 38-yard field goal with 10:57 left in overtime after Ray Lewis stripped the ball from tight end Shawn Nelson, and the Baltimore Ravens squeezed past the winless Buffalo Bills 37-34 Sunday.

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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