Bengals LB Manny Lawson Signs With The Buffalo Bills

Donald Miralle

The Cincinnati Bengals lost linebacker Manny Lawson, who wasn't expected to return anyway.

While wondering which players the Cincinnati Bengals will sign during free agency, we're seeing the team's first group of players leaving the Queen City.

According to NFL agents Schwartz and Feinsod, since confirmed by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Buffalo Bills have signed their agent, outside linebacker Manny Lawson.

Lawson, who signed with Cincinnati prior to 2011, wasn't expected to return in 2013 after completing two one-year deals. As the season dragged out last year, Lawson's playing time was reduced to 398 defensive snaps, taking on a greater special teams role. Hurting him the most was Cincinnati favoring were five defensive back formations, with Adam Jones taking a majority of those snaps away from Lawson.

Replacing him at SAM is currently scheduled to be a training camp battle between Brandon Joiner, Aaron Maybin and maybe Dontay Moch.

According to Jason Cole with Yahoo! Sports, Lawson signed a four-year deal worth $12 million, with $7 million earned in the first two years.

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