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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

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats stumble, Dolphins hanging on

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots’ winning streak came to an end in a wild Sunday night loss to the 49ers and the Dolphins kept their faint playoff hopes on life support.

Wilson leads Seahawks' rout of Bills

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Seattle QB Russell Wilson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in leading the Seahawks to their second straight rout, a 50-17 win over the Bills.

CB McKelvin giving Bills reason to keep him

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Bills CB Leodis McKelvin play has been up-and-down the past two seasons, but his punt-return skills and improved play at corner are gaining notice.

Bills leave too many points on the field in 2012

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Bills' failure to score more TDs in the red zone is big reason why they once again will be on the outside looking in at the playoffs.

Bills place RB Jackson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Bills officially placed RB Fred Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday and elevated DT Jay Ross to the active roster.

Bills RB Jackson out for season

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Head coach Chan Gailey said Monday that Fred Jackson will miss at least 2-3 weeks with a knee injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Rams.

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats romp, Jets stay alive

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
The Patriots torched the Texans on Monday night, while the Jets, somehow, remain in the AFC wild-card hunt after beating the Jaguars.

Bradford's game-winner gives Rams win over Bills

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left to lift the Rams to a 15-12 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Bills SS Searcy trending upward

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Bills second-year SS Da'Norris Searcy has earned extra playing time this season, setting up a potential battle to start with George Wilson.

Bills place OT Hairston on I.R.

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
The Bills placed OT Chris Hairston on injured reserve and signed OT Chris Scott to the 53-man roster.

Bills place DE Kelsay on I.R.

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Bills promoted CB T.J. Heath and OG Keith Williams to the 53-man roster and placed DE Chris Kelsay on injured reserve.

Key matchup: Rams' run defense vs. Bills RBs

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Rams’ run defense vs. Bills RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson in the Rams-Bills battle in Buffalo this Sunday.

Bills release LB Morrison

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Bills released veteran LB Kirk Morrison on Monday. The 30-year-old had not played in a game this season.

Bills C Wood to miss time with MCL injury

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3 p.m. ET
Bills C Eric Wood will miss at least two weeks after partially tearing his MCL in Sunday’s win over the Jaguars.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots again reign supreme

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
It's a familiar sight — the Patriots donning celebratory AFC East champion gear, with the rest of the division looking up at them.

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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