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  • Bills' Shaq Lawson: Returning to Bills

    Lawson agreed to a one-year contract with the Bills on Thursday, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports. Lawson spent the first four seasons of his career with the Bills, and he'll now return to his original team after a pair of one-year stints with the Dolphins and Jets. He appeared in 14 games with the Jets in 2021 and totaled 23 tackles (15 solo), a sack, an interception, two pass defenses and a fumble recovery.
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  • Jets' Shaq Lawson: Let go by Jets

    Lawson was waived by the Jets on Saturday. Lawson was active for 14 games this season, picking up a total of 23 tackles, one interception and one sack. He should find another opportunity around the league, which will be the fourth team of his career.
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  • Jets' Shaq Lawson: Inactive Sunday

    Lawson (coach's decision) will not play Sunday against the Dolphins, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Lawson not making the active roster Sunday comes as a surprise, considering he has played in every game this season while maintaining a steady role every week. His absence would seem to create a larger role for Bryce Huff, but also possibly Ronald Blair or Kyle Phillips.
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  • Jets' Shaq Lawson: Will play Sunday

    Lawson (wrist) will play Sunday against the Texans, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports. Lawson was expected to suit up after logging limited practices all week. The former first-round selection will continue to help anchor the Jets' defensive line against the Texans.
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  • Jets' Shaq Lawson: Should play Week 12

    Lawson (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Lawson put in limited practices all week but is expected to play nonetheless. He also dealt with a hamstring injury prior to Week 10 but has yet to miss a game this year.
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  • Jets' Shaq Lawson: Cleared for Week 10

    Lawson is active for Sunday's game against the Bills after previously being listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. Even though Lawson took a designation into the weekend, the Jets never seemed to have much concern about his availability after he turned in full practice Friday following limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday. Lawson should occupy a starting role on the edge for the Jets, but he's yet to produce IDP-worthy numbers in 2021. Through eight games, Lawson has registered 14 tackles, no sacks, two pass breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery.
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  • Jets' Shaq Lawson: Traded again

    The Jets will trade a 2022 sixth-round pick to the Texans in exchange for Lawson, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports. The Jets were looking for pass-rushing help after losing free-agent acquisition Carl Lawson to a season-ending Achilles' injury. This marks the second time that Shaq Lawson has been traded since last season, following a deal in March, which sent him from Miami to Houston. The 27-year-old, who was a first-round draft pick of the Bills in 2016, logged 33 tackles and four sacks with the Dolphins in 2020 and will now set his sights on landing a starting DE slot with the Jets opposite John Franklin-Myers.
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  • Texans' Shaq Lawson: Traded to Houston

    The Dolphins are trading Lawson to the Texans in exchange for Benardrick McKinney (shoulder) and a swap of late-round picks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Per Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, Miami will swap their 2021 sixth-round pick in exchange for Houston's 2021 seventh-round pick as part of the deal. Lawson and McKinney are set for a similar cap hit for next season, with both linebackers carrying salaries in the $8 million range, making that aspect of the deal essentially a wash. In essence, the Texans will hope for a player capable of filling part of the void left by J.J. Watt's departure in the form of Lawson, while the Dolphins will look for McKinney to bolster their lackluster run defense. New defensive coordinator Lovie Smith's scheme could allow Lawson to line up at both outside linebacker and defensive end, depending on the situation.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Suiting up Sunday

    Lawson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Bills. Lawson is slated to start at weak-side linebacker as the Dolphins look to keep their playoff hopes alive. Through 13 games this year, Lawson has produced a career-high 33 tackles to go along with four sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Questionable for Sunday

    Lawson (ankle) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Lawson was a limited participant in practice Friday, but he has a chance to return for the regular-season finale after missing the Dolphins' one-point victory over the Raiders in Week 16. If Lawson remains sidelined, however, Andrew Van Ginkel figures to assume a heavy workload.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Won't play Saturday

    Lawson (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Las Vegas, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Lawson was a limited participant in practice throughout the week, but he was officially ruled out ahead of Saturday's contest. Andrew Van Ginkel or Sam Eguavoen could start at weak-side linebacker in his absence.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Status in question

    Lawson (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Raiders, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Lawson was limited throughout the practice week -- indicating he should be a game-time decision -- but he is trending in the right direction. Andrew Van Ginkel and Sam Eguavoen are the top options to start at weak-side linebacker if Lawson ends up inactive.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Racks up two sacks

    Lawson finished Sunday's game against the Bengals with four tackles (three solo), including two sacks plus another half-tackle for loss, and one pass defensed. Lawson did a little of everything in the victory, getting to the quarterback while also knocking down a pass. Sunday marked his third and fourth sacks of the 2020 campaign over 11 games.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Available for Week 6

    Lawson (shoulder) will play in Sunday's game against the Jets, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. It was reported earlier Sunday that Lawson would be expected to play after managing a trio of limited practice sessions throughout the week, so this news is a positive sign for the team. With Kyle Van Noy (groin) missing Sunday's game, expect Lawson to draw a start, with Sam Eguavoen and Andrew Van Ginkel managing snaps at the other strongside linebacker position.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Officially questionable

    Lawson (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. Lawson couldn't suit up Week 5 versus San Francisco, but he's now managed to put together a trio of limited practice sessions. It looks as though Lawson is trending in the right direction, but if he is forced to miss any more time, Andrew Van Ginkel remains on hand and ready to draw another start.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Limited in Wednesday's session

    Lawson (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Lawson's still bothered by the shoulder injury that kept him out of last week's win over San Francisco, but he'll hope to heal up in time to take on the Jets on Sunday. If Lawson is forced to sit again, Andrew Van Ginkel should continue to play an expanded role.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Won't play Week 5

    Lawson (shoulder/illness) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. The 26-year-old practiced as a limited participant Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday's session, but he apparently didn't show enough to have a chance of suiting up this weekend. Andrew Van Ginkel likely will have an increased role Sunday in Lawson's absence.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Doesn't practice Wednesday

    Lawson (shoulder/illness) didn't practice Wednesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. Coach Brian Flores said Monday that he's not worried about the shoulder injury Lawson suffered against the Seahawks last week, but it's still troublesome to see the defensive end kick off the week with a missed practice. Look for Lawson's practice participation to climb as the week unfolds before you can feel comfortable about his availability for Sunday's game in San Francisco.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Expected to be fine

    Coach Brian Flores said Monday that Lawson is expected to be fine after suffering a shoulder injury during Sunday's win over the Dolphins, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Lawson's practice capacity Wednesday will be revealing, but it appears he'll play Week 5 against the 49ers. The 2016 first-round pick has recorded seven quarterback pressures and a sack through four games with the Dolphins. If he suffers a setback and is forced to miss time, expect Andrew Van Ginkel and Sam Eguavoen to rotate in at weak-side linebacker.
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  • Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Hit with injury against Seahawks

    Lawson (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against Seattle, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports. The 2016 first-round draft choice was able to register his first sack of the season Sunday, taking down Russell Wilson at the 2:49 mark of the third quarter to bring up a third-down and 24 for Seattle. Unfortunately, on that very same play, Lawson was slow to get up, convincing Miami's training staff to take a closer look at him. The 26-year-old remains sidelined but has a chance to make it back during Week 4 if he proves healthy enough to go.
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