Bills Releasing Veteran OLB Manny Lawson

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Bills are releasing veteran OLB Manny Lawson, as they cut their roster down to 53 players.

It’s worth mentioning that Lawson is reportedly facing a one-game suspension for a domestic violence incident.

Lawson, 32, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2006. He spent five years in San Francisco before signing on withe Bengals in 2011.

Lawson later joined the Bills in 2013 and has spent the past three years in Buffalo. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $12 million contract that included $4.6 million and stands to make a base salary of $2.35 million for the 2016 season.

According to, releasing Lawson will free up $2,650,000 in available cap space while creating $750,000 in dead money.

In 2015, Lawson appeared in all 16 games for the Bills and recorded 47 tackles, one sack, an interception and five pass defenses.

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