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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

Chudzinski, Wannstedt not making proper adjustments

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Carolina's Rob Chudzinski and Buffalo's Dave Wannstedt are struggling to adjust; Adrian Peterson's incredible season; and more from Week Seven.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots rally after another blown lead

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Patriots took over first place in the AFC East after edging the Jets and the Dolphins moved into second while on bye.

Titans sneak past Bills on Hasselbeck's game-winning throw

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck hit Nate Washington for a 15-yard touchdown with 1:03 left in leading the Titans to a 35-34 win over the Bills on Sunday.

League fines Bills, Redskins for injury-reporting violations

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The NFL fined the Bills and Redskins each $20,000 for violations of the league’s injury-reporting policy.

Bills look to rookie SLB Bradham to spark run 'D'

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
The Bills' made a change in the linebacking corps to help the run defense, inserting rookie Nigel Bradham as a starter.

Packers place RB Saine on I.R.

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
The Packers claimed RB Johnny White off waivers from Buffalo and placed RB Brandon Saine on injured reserve.

Bills bring back DE Merriman

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The Bills re-signed DE Shawne Merriman and released OL David Snow and DT Jay Ross.

AFC East Spin cycle: Four-way tie at top

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The AFC East has turned into one of the most intriguing divisions thanks to a wild Sunday in Week Six, as each team is now 3-3.

Byrd's pick propels Bills to OT win over Cardinals

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Jairus Byrd's second interception of the game set up Rian Lindell's 25-yard field goal 3:50 into overtime that gave the  Bills a 19-16 victory over the Cardinals.

Bills add Snow, Ross to roster

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Bills promoted C-OG David Snow and DT Jay Ross from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday. 

NFL Links: Texans' offense in no rush

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
The Texans aren't conforming to the NFL's hurry-up trends, Alex Smith is suddenly a savior and Pete Carroll squares off with his old team.

Mario Williams says wrist injury is hindering hand use

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
Bills DE Mario Williams has been a disappointment through five games and said Wednesday that he needs to use his hands better.

Bills DE Anderson to miss 'significant time'

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Bills DE Mark Anderson will miss “significant time” with a knee injury, GM Buddy Nix said Wednesday.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Fitzpatrick's deep ball troubles continue

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Ryan Fitzpatrick's accuracy problems on deep passes have been a problem again this season for a reeling Bills squad.

Bills sign Wells to bolster banged-up O-line

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10 p.m. ET
The Bills have signed Reggie Wells to address an injury-depleted offensive line.

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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