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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

Nix continues to hint at drafting franchise QB

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Bills GM Buddy Nix continues to make it clear that he wants to get a franchise quarterback, and it could come in April's draft.

Key matchup: Bills RBs Jackson, Spiller vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bills need to establish a run game and get the ball into the hands of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller often if they want to score an upset win.

Bills add CB Butler, OT Welch

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
The Bills signed CB Crezdon Butler and OT Thomas Welch to the active roster on Wednesday. 

Bills place CB McGee, OT Pears on I.R.

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Bills placed CB Terrence McGee and ORT Erik Pears on injured reserve, released PK John Potter and activated WR Marcus Easley to the 53-man roster.

Bills trying to get most out of WR Graham's speed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Bills want to get the most out of speedy rookie WR T.J. Graham, but that has proven to be easier said than done.

AFC East Spin cycle: Bills', Dolphins' strengths falter on Sunday

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Bills' run game and Dolphins' third-down defense, each team's respective strength, failed them in losses on Sunday.

Williams is disappointing as Bills' centerpiece

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Bills Nation has hardly been enamored with the so-so play of so-called superstar Mario Williams, but the verdict remains out.

Texans' big three leads offense in win over Bills

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes and the Texans beat former top pick Mario Williams and the Bills 21-9 on Sunday.

Bills activate rookie CB Brooks

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Bills activated rookie CB Ron Brooks and placed OG Chad Rinehart on injured reserve.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: 2012's biggest tricks, treats

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
With Halloween a day away, it's time to identify teams that have pulled tricks on us and teams that have treated us to the biggest surprises?

Bills' Gailey remains loyal to Wannstedt

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
As bad as the Bills' defense has been, observers in Buffalo don't expect an in-season firing of Dave Wannstedt.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Who is the second-best team in the AFC East?

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
In a muddled AFC, the team that finishes second in the AFC East could snag a wild-card berth, but it's hard to decipher which team that will be.

Bills DE Williams has wrist procedure; should practice next week

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
Bills DE Mario Williams underwent a procedure on his left wrist, head coach Chan Gailey confirmed Wednesday.

Report: Bills DE Williams considering wrist surgery

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 11:15 p.m. ET
Bills DE Mario Williams is contemplating having surgery on his wrist during the team’s bye, according to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News.

Bills' new stadium proposed for city's waterfront

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
A Buffalo-area businessman has proposed building a new stadium in Buffalo in an effort to keep the team in the region for the long haul.

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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