The Bills announced Monday that rookie DE Shaq Lawson will have shoulder surgery. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported during the draft that the potential repair would sideline Lawson 4-6 months. Lawson said at the time that he didn't need it and would continue to play through the issue. But the team has deemed this the best long-term course of action. The timeframe would keep Lawson off the field until at least mid-September, with the long end lasting into November. Either way, it's tough to expect much of an IDP contribution this season. The surgery doesn't change his long-term outlook for dynasty purposes.
The Jets on Sunday sent a late-round draft pick to the Texans for DE Shaq Lawson. It’s a sensible move for a team that has lost DE Carl Lawson and DE Vinny Curry for the season. Shaq Lawson, though, has already washed out with 3 NFL teams: the Bills, who drafted him; the Dolphins, who signed him for big free-agent money; and the Texans, who traded (minimal value) for him. Odds are against Lawson being an edge-rushing savior for either the Jets or IDP rosters.
The Dolphins have reached a 3-year, $30 million deal with former Bills DE Shaq Lawson, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Lawson spent his 1st two seasons looking like a 1st-round bust but improved over the past 2. His final Bills campaign included 18 QB hits, tied for 25th in the NFL. Lawson also saw his playing time grow to starter-level over the final third of the 2019 season. He joins a Miami defense in dire need of edge help. The Dolphins' scheme shouldn't alter his position designation for IDP purposes.
The Bills have ruled DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Jets.
The Bills have ruled DE Shaq Lawson inactive for today's game in Atlanta. He suffered a groin injury in practice this week. Losing their starting left DE certainly doesn't help a Buffalo D that you shouldn't have been starting anyway.
Bills DE Shaq Lawson is questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta because of a groin injury he suffered in Thursday's practice. He did not participate Friday after leaving the Thursday workout early. Don't bet on him playing this week.
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