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93 Shaq Lawson DE

Houston Texans

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March 15, 2021 01:44 PM
Texans' Shaq Lawson: Traded to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 3, 2021 12:12 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Suiting up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 1, 2021 08:48 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 26, 2020 02:32 AM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Won't play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 26, 2020 02:12 AM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Status in question
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 8, 2020 11:04 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Racks up two sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 18, 2020 02:52 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Available for Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 18, 2020 08:20 AM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Likely to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, is expected to play, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Conversely, the Dolphins' other starting outside linebacker, Kyle Van Noy (groin) is considered much less likely to play than Lawson, despite also being listed as questionable. Through four outings this season, Lawson has compiled 10 tackles and one sack.

October 16, 2020 08:16 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Officially questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 14, 2020 04:28 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Limited in Wednesday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 9, 2020 02:16 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Won't play Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 7, 2020 03:44 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Doesn't practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 5, 2020 02:24 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Expected to be fine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 4, 2020 04:00 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Hit with injury against Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 23, 2020 04:32 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Cleared for Thursday's tilt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (hip) practiced in full Wednesday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Lawson upped his practice participation after being limited on Monday and Tuesday, and he has been taken off the injury report as a result. He'll be looking for his first sack of the season Thursday after registering 6.5 sacks in 2019.

September 21, 2020 04:28 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Battling hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (hip) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Lawson suffered a hip injury in Sunday's loss to the Bills, but it's a positive sign that he would be practicing in some capacity if the Dolphins took the field Monday. He'll be closely monitored during the practice week leading up to Thursday's matchup versus the Jaguars.

August 7, 2020 09:32 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Lifted from COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins activated Lawson (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Lawson was placed on the list Thursday after either producing a positive test or coming into close contact with someone who tested positive, but he's been cleared to return to team facilities. The 2016 first-round pick will help bolster the Dolphins' pass rush in 2020, but he has limited IDP upside with just 32 tackles and 6.5 sacks over 15 games last year.

August 6, 2020 07:12 PM
Dolphins' Shaq Lawson: Placed on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins placed Lawson (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Lawson has either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who did. He inked a three-year, $30 million deal with Miami back in March and should play a key role in the team's pass rush rotation in 2020.

March 16, 2020 02:44 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Headed to Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson is slated to sign a three-year deal with the Dolphins worth $30 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 25-year-old defensive end recorded 32 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 15 games for the Bills last year. The looming addition of the 2016 first-rounder should provide a nice boost to Miami's pass rush in 2020 and beyond.

January 9, 2020 09:04 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Tough decision for Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

Lawson has never lived up to his first-round billing as the 19th overall pick in 2016, but he's also slowly gotten better each season as well. The defensive end just finished his fourth pro season, registering a career-high 6.5 sacks to go with 32 tackles, two passes defensed and a forced fumble. We imagine the Bills will invite him back on a cap-friendly salary, but you also never know what other team might bid up his untapped talent. Part of the Bills' strategy might depend on what they do with fellow defensive ends Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy, the two guys Lawson rotated with all season. Both have one year left on their contracts, but they would also represent significant cap savings, should the team decide to drop one and make an offer to Lawson or some other free agent on the market.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021HOU00000000000
2020MIA147321715400011
2019BUF1503221116.500002
2018BUF146301812400005
2017BUF1110331716400002
2016BUF1011376200001
Total6424140 80.060 20.500-111
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/267
Birthdate:
06/17/1994
Age:
27
Hometown:
Lake Wylie, SC
School:
Clemson
NFL Experience:
6
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