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Bills sign LB Lawson

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The Bills continue to revamp their linebacking core, signing free agent Manny Lawson to a reported four-year contract on Wednesday.

Lawson, 28, noted that he's a hybrid between a linebacker and a defensive end. He spent the last two years with the Cincinnati Bengals, starting 10 games in 2012. He had 39 tackles and two sacks.

Lawson was originally a first round pick of the 49ers and spent five years in San Francisco. He says he was heavily pursued by the Bills.

"I was sought after," said Lawson. "It was really one of the choices that they wanted to go to. That spoke volumes of what I meant to them, and therefore as a person that really warms the heart."

As for what he brings to the table, Lawson was clear about potential.

"I look at myself being an overall guy," he added. "I'll work on anything and everything. As far as what I think I can do for this, as far as leadership goes especially on the defensive side, I think having the years behind me I can bring a little bit of that. My competitiveness, I'm competitive by nature, always have been, and that's why I'm here."

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