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Manny Lawson

31-Year-Old Defensive End – Buffalo Bills

2015 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

From 2008-2013 Lawson averaged nearly 14 games started per season in the NFL. Over that span he averaged 56 tackles and 3.25 sacks per year. In 2014 he didn't start any games but appeared in all 16,...

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2015 ADP:

Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 7/3/1984  College: North Carolina State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Manny Lawson Contract Information:

Signed by the Bills in March of 2013.

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Lawson finished the 2015 season with 47 tackles, one sack, one interception, and five passes defensed.

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Manny Lawson NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 23 14 - 43 - 3 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 67 - 6.5 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 25 SF 16 52 43 9 2.5 6 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Cin 16 51 30 21 1.5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Cin 16 38 29 9 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Buf 15 73 52 21 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Buf 16 20 16 4 1.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 30 Buf 16 47 36 11 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Manny Lawson – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Manny Lawson
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Snap Count Stats

701

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Manny Lawson was on the field for 701 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

184

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Manny Lawson was on the field for 184 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 634 104
2014 340 189
2015 701 184
Manny Lawson 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Ind 28 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 30 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Mia 32 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYG 33 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Ten 36 12 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cin 40 12 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Jax 37 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 Mia 24 9 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @NYJ 37 17 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @NE 46 19 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @KC 43 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Hou 73 10 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Phi 77 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Was 55 8 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Dal 53 8 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 NYJ 57 9 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Manny Lawson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   240 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.43 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
ELITE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   40 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   124 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   23 reps
AVERAGE
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Ty Powell  IR
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Cam Thomas  PUP-R
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Manny Lawson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lawson saw a season-high 73 defensive snaps in last week's win over Houston. while notching eight tackles.

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Lawson was on the field for just 28 of the the team's 77 defensive plays in Sunday's win over the Colts, BuffaloBills.com reports. He registered just one tackle and no other significant stats.

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Lawson, who was more of a rotational player in 2014, has so far lined up almost exclusively as a strong-side linebacker in OTA practices, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Through eight games, Lawson has 14 total tackles, a sack, and two passes defensed.

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Through four games, Lawson has eight total tackles, a sack, and a pass defensed.

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Lawson, who is switching from a 3-4 outside linebacker under last year's defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to a 4-3 defensive end in new coordinator Jim Schwartz's scheme, has been present at minicamp this week after staying away from OTAs, The Buffalo News reports.

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Director of player personnel Jim Monos says Lawson will be used as a defensive end in Jim Schwartz's new defense, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Lawson had a solid fantasy season last year and looks to build on it this year, but there is a chance he could disappoint. His track record is a little less than what he produced in 2013 and he has more competition for the starting role in 2014.

2013

Manny Lawson was added to the Bills in free agency as the presumed starter at strong-side linebacker. A better real-life player than a fantasy player, Lawson uses his 6'6" frame to shut down opposing tight ends.

2012

Lawson will start at linebacker and look to build on a successful first season in Cincinnati, where he made 52 tackles and recorded 1.5 sacks.

2010

Lawson skipped all voluntary offseason workouts as he seeks a long-term contract extension, but did report for mandatory minicamp. He'll start at outside linebacker this season, and look to improve on his monster 68 tackle, 6.5 sack 2009 season. However, be wary that Ahmad Brooks may cut into Lawson's sack opportunities when Brooks enters as a situational pass rusher.

2009

Lawson lacks the closing speed and pass rush moves to take down opposing quarterbacks, but he is a sound tackler who has the ability to apply pressure and drop back into coverage. He will start at outside linebacker.

2008

Lawson is expected to return from a knee injury that ended his 2007 season, and could provide value as an IDP.

2007

Lawson was basically a non-factor as a pass-rusher last year as a rookie, notching 2.5 sacks on the year with two of them coming in Week 2 against the Rams. Where he did show improvement was in pass coverage, as he gained more confidence in that roll as the season wore on. This year, as the left outside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme, Lawson should be turned loose as a pass rusher and by knowing the defense, his natural skills are expected to come to the forefront as he can now react instead of needing that extra second to read and then react.

2006

Selected as the 49ers' second, first-round pick in the 2005 draft, Lawson will get the chance to start at outside linebacker, replacing Julian Peterson, in the team's 3-4 scheme. Look for him to be one of the 49ers' best pass rushers and double-digits in sacks is not out of the question.