Lawson (suspension) signed a one-year contract extension with the Raiders on Thursday.
Lawson appeared in 11 games (five starts) with the Raiders in 2019, during which he accrued 24 tackles and five defended passes. An altercation during Oakland's season-finale loss to the Broncos resulted in Lawson receiving a one-game suspension, the duration of which he figures to serve Week 1 of the 2020 regular season.
Lawson has been suspended after an altercation in Sunday's season finale against the Broncos. According to NFL VP of Operations Jon Runyan, Lawson was suspended for "using helmet that is no longer worn by anyone as a weapon to strike, swing at, or throw at an opponent" and will serve a one-game absence, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Lawson was also suspended for four games earlier this season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. With the 2019 season over for the Raiders, Lawson figures to serve his suspension during Week 1 of the 2020 regular season. He played in 11 games this year for Oakland, turning in 24 tackles and five passes defensed.
Lawson posted eight tackles (four solo), including one tackle for loss, during Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.
Lawson drew the spot start at cornerback in Week 15 with Daryl Worley sidelined by a neck injury, and the former took advantage of the opportunity by doubling his previous season high in tackles. Lawson also logged 56 of a possible 57 defensive snaps, and he should see a hefty workload again in Week 16 if Worley remains out.
Lawson rejoined the Raiders' 53-man roster Monday.
To make room for Lawson on the 53-man squad, the Raiders waived Lester Cotton. The 28-year-old cornerback will have the benefit of Oakland's bye week to get up to speed, and he projects to make his 2019 debut Week 7 versus Green Bay.
Lawson has completed his four-game suspension and is eligible to return for the Raiders in Week 5, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
The Raiders received a roster exemption for Lawson and will have until Oct. 7 to activate him. Lawson projects to play a key role in Oakland's secondary, though after spending the first four weeks of the season away from the team, it remains to be seen whether he'll be up to speed for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Lawson officially received a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy Monday, Nick Underhill of The Athletic reports.
Lawson announced the suspension on his official Twitter account last week. With the depth cornerback sidelined to begin the season, Isaiah Johnson (concussion) stands to see increased opportunities for playing time assuming he gets healthy.
Lawson is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per his official Twitter account.
Lawson only projects to provide depth in Oakland's secondary, so his absence for the first four games of the season isn't likely to derail the team's defense. It does not currently appear that the 28-year-old veteran plans to appeal his suspension. Isaiah Johnson could benefit from increased opportunity while Lawson remains sidelined.
Lawson agreed Wednesday with the Raiders on a one-year, $3.05 million deal, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Lawson was released by the Lions earlier in March after starting 14 games in 2018 and 45 of 46 games over the past three seasons. The 27-year-old will likely slot in behind Gareon Conley and Daryl Worley (shoulder) at cornerback and could have a sizable role in the Oakland secondary.
Lawson will meet with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Lions let Lawson go last week in order to avoid giving him a roster bonus. He spent his first five seasons in Detroit. The 27-year-old appeared in 15 games last season, starting 14 of them, and recorded 43 tackles (33 solo), one sack and five passes defended. Oakland's secondary is relatively thin, so he could carve out a role for himself there should he ultimately sign.
The Lions released Lawson on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Lawson was due a $1.2 million roster bonus next week and close to $5 million in salary during the 2019 season. He had 53 tackles and five pass breakups in 15 games for the Lions last season. The Lions freed up cap space, but after Darius Slay there aren't any established starting cornerbacks under contract with the team.
Lawson (ankle) was downgraded from questionable to out for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Lawson was added to the injury report Friday and will miss his first game of the season. Jamal Agnew (knee) was also ruled out while DeShawn Shead (knee) is now on injured reserve, likely leaving Teez Tabor, Michael Cooper and Mike Ford to see increased defensive workloads in the season finale.
Lawson (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Lawson has not missed a game yet this season, and will attempt to play through his ankle injury versus the Packers. If the starting cornerback were to sit out the season finale, Teez Tabor would benefit from an uptick in snaps.
Lawson logged four tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss during Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Vikings.
Granted he hasn't been sent on many blitzes over the years, but Lawson finally earned his first career sack 15 games into his fifth professional season. However, the owner of a 3.5-tackle average still isn't much of a fantasy option in Detroit's Week 17 game against Green Bay.
Lawson will start at cornerback Sunday against Chicago, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Lawson is drawing the start in place of Teez Tabor, who has struggled the past few weeks. Lawson has seen significant action for Detroit this season and could still see an uptick now that he's getting the start.
Lawson (illness) is active for Sunday's game versus the Packers.
Lawson has averaged more than 52 defensive snaps per game, and he's expected to have the same workload Sunday. The Packers will be playing three rookie wideouts behind Davante Adams, so Lawson could have a chance to make some noise in coverage.
Lawson (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Lawson was out sick both Wednesday and Thursday, but he likely has good odds of suiting up after fully participating in Friday's practice.
Lawson did not participate in Thursday's practice due to an illness.
This is the first word of Lawson dealing with an illness this week, so the exact severity isn't clear. Lawson's status should become clearer based on his participation Friday and resulting designation for Sunday's contest against the Packers.
Lawson (concussion) signed a two-year, $10.3 million contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
Lawson was the No. 3 cornerback for the Lions in 2017, and he compiled 47 tackles, four pass breakups and one fumble returned for a touchdown in 15 games. Barring more moves, it appears Lawson will be trying to hold down a starting job with the Lions in 2018 along with Teez Tabor and Darius Slay.
Lawson (concussion) recorded 47 tackles, four PBUs, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one touchdown over 15 games in 2017.
Lawson was picked on often playing opposite 2017 All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay, and he didn't do much to stop it. In fact, Lawson ultimately finished the season with Pro Football Focus' fifth-lowest grade in pass coverage among 110 qualifying cornerbacks. To make matters worse for him is the concussion he sustained in Week 16, which prevented him from suiting up for the season finale against Green Bay. Lawson now enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent.
Lawson (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Lawson exited last week's loss to the Bengals with a concussion and wasn't available to practice this week. The 2014 fourth-rounder will finish the 2017 season with 47 tackles, four PBUs, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. With that said, he was arguably the weakest link in the Detroit secondary all year and will finish as Pro Football Focus' 110th-ranked cornerback (out of 121 qualifiers).
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