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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

Fitzpatrick throws two TDs as Bills rout Jaguars

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick directed five straight scoring drives in helping the Bills keep alive their slim playoff hopes with a 34-18 win over the Jaguars.

Wins don't reflect it, but Bills defense improving

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Bills WLB Nick Barnett spoke with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about Buffalo's defense improving in the second half of the season.

Bills-Jaguars blacked out in Buffalo

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The Bills-Jaguars game at Ralph Wilson Stadium will be blacked out on local television, the Bills announced Thursday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats embarrass Jets, while Dolphins rally for win

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
On Thanksgiving night, the Patriots handed the Jets a loss to forget, and New England finds itself close to clinching the AFC East for the fourth year in a row.

Colts hang on for 20-13 win over the Bills

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
T.Y. Hilton scored on a 75-yard punt return and caught an 8-yard TD pass Sunday, leading the Colts to a 20-13 victory over Buffalo.

Bills RB Jackson cleared to return

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
After suffering a concussion in a Week 10 loss to the Patriots, Bills RB Fred Jackson has been cleared to return and is expected to play Sunday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Three 4-6 teams looking up at Patriots

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots dominated in Week 11, extending their division lead to three games over the Bills, Jets and Dolphins, who are all 4-6.

Ejected Bills fan found dead after game

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
A Bills fan who was ejected at halftime of Thursday's Bills-Dolphins game at Ralph Wilson Stadium was found dead Friday morning.

Friday's 60-second rant: Can the Bills circle the wagons?

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
You might have written off the Bills’ playoff chances long ago, but don’t be shocked if they sneak into the postseason tournament.

Bills FS Byrd putting together strong contract season

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Jairus Byrd's big interception in the Bills' win over the Dolphins was yet another key play, as he makes a push for a big contract.

Bills defense stuffs Dolphins in 19-14 win

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Leodis McKelvin scored on a 79-yard punt return and the Bills' defense flexed its muscles in a 19-14 victory over the Dolphins.

Bills RB Jackson to miss Thursday's game with concussion

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Bills RB Fred Jackson sustained a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots and will not play Thursday night against the Dolphins.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots survive; Dolphins, Jets fall flat

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
While the Patriots escaped with a win over the Bills to extend their lead in the division, the Jets and Dolphins suffered bad losses.

Patriots survive late rally to top Bills

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots kept the surprisingly tough Bills winless at Gillette Stadium with a 37-31 victory on Sunday.

Bills promote S Silva

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The Bills promoted S Mana Silva to the 53-man roster and waived rookie S Delano Howell. 

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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