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Manny Lawson

30-Year-Old Defensive End – Buffalo Bills

2013 Defensive Stats

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73

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4

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 m...

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2014 ADP:

Bye Week:  9

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.

June 18, 2014  –  Manny Lawson News

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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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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
2007 22 2 - 11 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
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

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Manny Lawson – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

634

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Manny Lawson was on the field for 634 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

104

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Manny Lawson was on the field for 104 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 356 163
2013 634 104
Manny Lawson 2013 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 NE 37 11 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Car 59 11 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 63 12 14 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 54 11 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cle 64 13 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cin 25 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 28 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO
9 KC 41 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Pit 44 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NYJ 36 3 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12 BYE Bye Week
13 Atl 60 10 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 49 5 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Jax 50 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mia 24 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 0 0 6 5 1 0 1 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
Doubtful
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Manny Lawson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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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Bills GM Doug Whaley indicated Friday that Lawson - who spent most of his time as a starter at strong side linebacker last season - will play more of a hybrid role under new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz this season, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Whaley, "He's going to bring us something as an outside linebacker, but also come off the edge as a defensive end. His versatility is going to be utilized in this system that we feel is going to be very valuable for us."

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Lawson finished the 2013 season with 73 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one pass defensed, one interception, and four sacks. Ten of his tackles were for a loss.

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Lawson, who was excused from Friday's practice for personal reasons, is not among the Bills’ inactives for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

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Lawson, who was excused from Friday's practice for personal reasons, is with the team as it travels to Pittsburgh for Sunday's game, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Lawson, who was excused from Friday's practice for personal reasons, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Steelers, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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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.