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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 activate DB Corto

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
The Bills activated DB Jon Corto to the 53-man roster on Friday and waived DB Cary Harris.

Bills' early-down struggles lead to 3rd-and-long disaster

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Bills are one of the league's worst teams on third downs, and that's mainly due to their difficulty in moving the ball on first and second downs.

Poll: Bills will be last team to win a game

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
Readers of this Web site say that Buffalo will be the last team to win a game this season, according to the results of our recently concluded poll.

Lack of sacks highlights Bills' problems

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
The Bills have only six sacks, one of the many struggles the team has dealt with while switching to a 3-4 defense.

Spiller's role with Bills a work in progress

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Although Fred Jackson is starting and Marshawn Lynch has been traded away, the role of Buffalo rookie RB C.J. Spiller is still unclear, according to AFC East Whispers.

With Lynch gone, Jackson the lead dog for Bills

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Following the Bills' trade of RB Marshawn Lynch last week, it became clear Sunday that Fred Jackson would take over as the team's primary ballcarrier.

Bills activate TE Nelson, waive OLB Ellis

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
The Bills activated TE Shawn Nelson to their 53-man roster on Monday and waived OLB Chris Ellis.

No team 4-0 for first time since 1970

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The Colts 19-9 win over the Chiefs in Week Five marked the first time since 1970 that no team will start the season 4-0.

Jags send Bills to 0-5 with 36-26 win

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Once David Garrard cleaned up his mistakes, the quarterback led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a comeback 36-26 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills, who at 0-5 are off to their worst start in 25 years.

Offensive line not aiding Bills

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
The Bills' offensive line has been very poor in 2010, especially in pass blocking, one of the major reasons the team has struggled on the season.

Bills LB Ellison, S Scott out for Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Knee injuries will force Bills LB Keith Ellison and S Bryan Scott to miss Buffalo's Week Five game against the Jaguars.

Bills-Jaguars blacked out in Buffalo

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
The Bills have announced that their Week Five game vs. the Jaguars will be blacked out on local TV, as they have about 12,000 unsold tickets for Sunday's game.

Report: Jackson to replace Lynch as starter

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Bills RB Fred Jackson will take over departed RB Marshawn Lynch's starting spot in the Buffalo backfield, according to an ESPN report.

Bills trade RB Lynch to Seahawks

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Bills have agreed to trade RB Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks for a 2011 fourth-round draft choice and a conditional choice in 2012, according to Fox Sports. To make room for Lynch, Seattle released veteran RB Julius Jones.

Bills sign OL Wrotto

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Bills signed OL Mansfield Wrotto to their 53-man roster on Monday. Wrotto was signed to the team's practice squad on Oct. 1.

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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