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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

T.O. headed out of Buffalo

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
One of the more decorated wide receivers of this era, Terrell Owens did not experience the superproductive stay in Buffalo that he or the team had envisioned, and it almost certainly will end after just one season.

Improving QB, OT spots Gailey's top priorities

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Chan Gailey is back in the AFC East, but it's not quite the same one he left nine years ago as Dolphins offensive coordinator.

Bills OT Butler retires at age 26

Posted Feb. 18, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Bills OT Brad Butler informed the team Thursday that he is retiring from football at age 26.

Bills release TE Fine, six others

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
The Bills released seven players on Tuesday, including TE Derek Fine and DB John Wendling.

Bills hire Whaley as assistant GM

Posted Feb. 10, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Bills announced they have hired Doug Whaley to be the team’s assistant general manager and director of pro personnel.

Lynch's days in Buffalo may be numbered

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 9:43 a.m. ET
Coming out of California as a first-round pick in 2007, RB Marshawn Lynch looked like he'd be the Bills' featured back of the future after things did not work out with Willis McGahee. Lynch did nothing to dispel that ...

Bills tab Edwards as defensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Thursday that they have hired George Edwards as their defensive coordinator.

Gailey adds three coaches to Bills' staff

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
The Bills announced the hiring of three new assistant coaches Monday, including the return of Bruce DeHaven as special-teams coordinator.

Bills name seven coaches to new staff

Posted Jan. 27, 2010 @ 2:42 p.m. ET

Bills', Raiders' problems start at top

Posted Jan. 25, 2010 @ 5:13 a.m. ET
With the Raiders and Bills having finished another in a long string of losing seasons, NFL insiders point to the men at the top of each franchise — Al Davis and Ralph Wilson Jr. — as being most at fault for their ...

Assessing where Redskins, Seahawks, Bills stand

Posted Jan. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
With only three teams having hired new head coaches since the end of the season, NFList looks at the pros and cons facing the new field bosses in Buffalo, Seattle and Washington.

Gailey will take hands-on approach with Bills' offense

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Where exactly Chan Gailey was on the Bills' list of head-coaching candidates is up for debate, but what is clear is that he was one of the few people in play for the job who fit their criteria almost exactly.

Bills fire VP of pro personnel Guy

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Bills announced late Wednesday night that they have relieved John Guy of his duties as vice president of pro personnel.

Gailey just what Bills were looking for

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Chan Gailey might not have been the Bills' first choice as their next head coach — in fact, he was well down their list based on the number of candidates contacted before him — but he fit the team's criteria almost ...

Report: Bills name Gailey head coach

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
The Bills have hired Chan Gailey to be their next head coach, according to ESPN.com. Gailey is expected to be introduced at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

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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