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Miami Dolphins

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Player Updates

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.

January 4, 2020 03:20 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Will play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (hamstring) is active for Saturday's playoff matchup against the Texans.

Lawson will ultimately miss just one game with a hamstring injury. The linebacker has been a productive pass rusher for the Bills, posting a career-high 6.5 sacks in 2019.

January 4, 2020 12:00 AM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Questionable for Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Thursday and is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game in Houston.

Three straight practices -- even on a limited level -- usually bodes well for a player suiting up come game time, so we'd be pretty surprised if Lawson is unable to go for such a big contest. He's been strong lately with at least a half-sack in four of his last six outings, and anything he can do to disrupt a dangerous Deshaun Watson will go a long way toward the Bills' chances of advancing to the divisional round.

December 31, 2019 12:04 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Limited practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Sean McDermott, Lawson (hamstring) will get "a little bit of work in" at Tuesday's practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Lawson will participate in his first bit of practice since sustaining a hamstring injury in Week 16. His practice status should clear things up as the week goes on, but with the Bills now in playoff mode, Lawson will likely play if he is able to log multiple limited sessions.

December 27, 2019 03:20 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Won't face Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's divisional contest against the Jets.

Lawson didn't practice in any capacity this week, so his lack of availability doesn't come as much of a surprise. The 25-year-old will target a return to the field during the postseason.

December 26, 2019 10:48 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: No practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawson is not participating in Thursday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Lawson appears to be nursing a hamstring injury sustained during Week 16's loss to New England. The 25-year-old will likely need to upgrade his activity in Friday's practice in order to have any shot at facing the Jets on Sunday, though the Bills are locked into the AFC's No. 5 seed and could simply sit Lawson just to play it safe.

December 23, 2019 04:52 PM
Bills' Shaq Lawson: Suffers injury Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Lawson is dealing with an unspecified injury coming out of Saturday's loss to the Patriots, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Lawson had two solo tackles and played his usual workload (66 percent of defensive snaps), so it's unclear how and when he sustained the injury. The 25-year-old's status should be updated further when the Bills release their official injury report later in the week.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ NEL 11-2111200000
Sun 09/20vs BUFL 28-3103300000
Thu 09/24@ JACW 31-1312300000
Sun 10/04vs SEAL 23-3111210000
Sun 10/18vs NYJW 24-000000000
Sun 11/01vs LARW 28-1712310010
Sun 11/08@ ARIW 34-3121300000
Sun 11/15vs LACW 29-2122400000
Sun 11/22@ DENL 13-2002200000
Sun 11/29@ NYJW 20-310100000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020MIA10622913200010
2019BUF1503221116.500002
2018BUF146301812400005
2017BUF1110331716400002
2016BUF1011376200001
Total6023130 72.058 18.500-110
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/267
Birthdate:
06/17/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Lake Wylie, SC, USA
School:
Clemson
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: