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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

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Here is a matchup to keep an eye on when the Patriots take on the Bills this Sunday.

Bills’ QB switch unlikely to lead to fantasy production

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
While the Bills are making a change under center in an attempt to spark their offense, fantasy owners shouldn't expect any dramatic improvements from Buffalo's skill players.

Fitzpatrick to start at QB for Bills

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Bills head coach Chan Gailey announced Monday that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at QB for the Bills in their Week Three game against the Patriots.

Matthews dominates as Packers crush Bills

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
LB Clay Matthews had three sacks to lead a dominant defensive performance in the Packers' 34-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Bills would be wise to deal a running back

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
The Bills might not want to admit it, but their smartest move may be trading one of their three running backs while the players still have some value.

Bills commit to keeping RB Lynch

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Despite trade rumors, the Bills have stated they are not looking to trade reserve RB Marshawn Lynch.

Bills can't win unless offense improves

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Until the Bills' offense does a better job of running the ball and increasing time of possession, the team will be on the losing end of close games.

Bills’ backfield a three-headed mess

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Everyone thought the Bills' backfield situation would be difficult to sort out. But nobody guessed that their power trio would be this ineffective.

Bills ILB Posluszny (knee) to miss two weeks

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Bills starting ILB Paul Posluszny will be out two weeks with a knee injury, the team reported on Monday.

Dolphins' defense shines in 15-10 victory over Bills

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
LB Karlos Dansby led Miami's new-look defense with eight tackles and a sack, RB Ronnie Brown scored from a yard out and Dan Carpenter kicked two field goals in leading the Dolphins to a 15-10 victory over the Buffalo ...

Bills OLB Posluszny leaves game with knee injury

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Bills OLB Paul Posluszny has left the game against the Dolphins with a knee injury. He will not return.

DeHaven is link to Bills' glory years

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
If bad karma has been haunting the Buffalo Bills' franchise over the past decade, the return of special-teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven might help the worm finally turn.

Five football recipes to try out on game day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. ET
We asked five NFL players for the recipes they like the most, and they served up some delicious-sounding fare.

Undrafted Nelson pleasant surprise for Bills

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 10:07 p.m. ET
David Nelson's name wasn't called during April's draft, but the unheralded wide receiver from the University of Florida might crack the Bills' starting lineup soon.

Dolphins ILB Crowder questionable for season opener

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Dolphins starting ILB Channing Crowder, who has been out of practice with a groin injury since Aug. 17, is listed as questionable on the Dolphins' Friday injury report.

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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