Rodak mentions that the two players have a “similar body type and style of play,” which is notable given that the reason for Jefferson’s release was because he wasn’t a fit in new DC Jim Schwartz’s defensive scheme.
The Bills are expected to run a 4-3 system under Schwartz, which doesn’t appear to be the best fit for Lawson.
Lawson, 29, signed a four-year, $12 million contract that included $4.6 million guaranteed with the Bills last year. He carries a cap figure of $3.1 million next season. The Bills could free up $850,000 by releasing him outright, or $2.35 million if they were to designate him as a June 1 release.
Last year, Lawson totaled 73 tackles, four sacks, one interception, a forced fumble and a one recovery over the course of 15 games.