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Manny Lawson

32-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent

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Lawson had a decent year in 2015, compiling 47 combined tackles, one sack and one interception. This offseason, the veteran tore his pectoral while weight-lifting, but was cleared to practice during t...

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

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Signed by the Bills in March of 2013.

September 2, 2016  –  Manny Lawson News

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Lawson (pectoral) has been cut by the Bills, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Year Def ST
2014 340 189
2015 701 184
Manny Lawson 2016 Game Log
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Manny Lawson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lawson (pectoral) may be facing a one-game suspension for a domestic violence incident, Tim Graham of The Buffalo News reports.

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Lawson (pectoral) has been cleared to practice and was taken off the NFI list Tuesday.

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While coach Rex Ryan doesn't have a firm health update on Lawson (pectoral), he said he still expects the linebacker to be ready for the regular season, The Buffalo News reports. "Hes still got that pec, but I know one thing," Ryan said." He seems to think that hes doing much better. We definitely think that hell be ready by Week 1."

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Lawson, who's been on the NFI list since the start of training camp with a partially torn pec muscle, will be ready for Week 1, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Lawton suffered an upper-body injury during a personal workout earlier this month and the Bills have listed him on the Active Non-Football Injury list, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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With Shaq Lawson's shoulder injury expected to linger into the regular season, Manny Lawson is expected to start at outside linebacker, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Manny was always going to have a big role for us, albeit as a super sub like a sixth man in basketball if you will, said coach Rex Ryan. He can back up all four spots (at linebacker). You can put him anywhere. Hes such a smart player, but today we absolutely put him in there with the first group at that outside linebacker spot.

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2016

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2015

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, getting credit for just 20 tackles and 1.5 sacks. This is likely a case of a proven veteran who is slowing down and accepting a role as a rotational piece in one of the most talented defensive lines in the NFL.

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.