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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

Questions remain at Bills backup QB spot

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
Newly acquired Tarvaris Jackson is not up to speed to be the No. 2 QB, yet, and the team's confidence in Tyler Thigpen is certainly questionable.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
This week, it was the Bills and Dolphins turning the tables by winning big and the Patriots and Jets suffering ugly losses.

Bills send Chiefs to 0-2 in 35-17 rout

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
C.J. Spiller scored twice and had 123 yards rushing in sparking the Buffalo Bills' 35-17 rout over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

NFL Links: Should Rams have drafted RG3?

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford over RG3 was the right choice, the Green Bay defense makes a statement and the Giants lose a treasured mustache.

Spotlight on Bills WRs Jones, Graham in Nelson's absence

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 8:53 p.m. ET
Bills third-year WR Donald Jones will get an extra opportunity to prove his worth after David Nelson suffered a torn ACL.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Bills' problems start with D-line

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The disappointing Week One performance by the Bills' defensive line had a ripple effect on the team's other units.

Bills DT Dareus excused after brother killed

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Bills DT Marcell Dareus has been excused to be with his family after his younger brother was shot and killed last weekend.

Bills stadium lease talks stall with state, county

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Ralph Wilson Stadium lease negotiations between the Bills and state and county officials have stalled.

Bills re-sign RB White

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Bills re-signed RB Johnny White on Tuesday and placed WR David Nelson on injured reserve.

Bills RB Jackson out at least three games

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Bills head coach Chan Gailey confirmed that RB Fred Jackson will miss at least three weeks after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Jets.

Report: Bills WR Nelson out for season

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Bills WR David Nelson tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the 2012 season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported. 

AFC East Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Jets dominated in Week One, while the Bills are close to panic mode and the Dolphins have a long way to go.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Howell's play keeps Bills from adding a vet

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Rookie Delano Howell made the Bills' roster as their No. 4 safety, as his preseason performance kept Buffalo from adding a veteran. 

Raiders sign WR Hagan

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
The Raiders announced Thursday that they have signed veteran free-agent WR Derek Hagan.

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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