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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

Five minutes with a legend: Jim Kelly

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Mike Beacom catches up with Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly and finds out how Kelly stays competitive, what he thinks of social networking and why former teammate Andre Reed should join him in Canton.

Bills sign LB Ayodele, place LB Mitchell on I.R.

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
The Bills announced Friday that they have signed free-agent LB Akin Ayodele and placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve.

Gailey names Spiller as Bills' starting back

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Head coach Chan Gailey has named rookie RB C.J. Spiller for the Bills in their Week One matchup with the Dolphins.

Bills' Jackson expected to play in opener

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
He won't be starting in the season opener, but Bills RB Fred Jackson will play in the game, head coach Chan Gailey said Wednesday.

Bills waive TE Schouman, sign rookie to practice squad

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The Bills waived veteran TE Derek Schouman Wednesday.

Bills sign TE Martin, OG Urbik

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Sunday that the team has signed free-agent TE David Martin and was awarded OG Kraig Urbik off waivers from the Steelers.

WR Hardy among 19 Bills released

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
The Bills announced the release of 19 players, including former second-round WR James Hardy.

Bills' offseason moves paying off

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Neither move was especially popular at the time, but the hiring of head coach Chan Gailey and the drafting of C.J. Spiller may have been the right ones for the Bills.

Bills RB Lynch cleared to play in preseason finale

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
After hurting his ankle in the Bills' first preseason game against Washington, RB Marshawn Lynch has been cleared to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Key injuries once again plaguing Bills

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Just a year after being the league's most injured team, the Bills are already dealing with a slew of key ailments.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

Responding to hecklers makes Gailey look small

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
Bills head coach Chan Gailey told players not to sign autographs for fans heckling QB Trent Edwards at practice Tuesday.

Bills help ailing TE corps, sign Foschi

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Buffalo helped it's injury-riddled TE group by signing four-year veteran J.P. Foschi.

Bills bombarded by injuries once again

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
One year after they were possibly the most injured team in the NFL, the Bills are once again dealing with a slew of injuries as the 2010 season approaches.

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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