Lawson, who registered two solo tackles in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, ended his 2020 season with 36 tackles (18 solo), 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
Lawson's 2020 campaign included new career highs in tackles and forced fumbles. The 25-year-old also saw the most defensive snaps (723) among Bengals D-linemen. The pass rusher enters the 2021 offseason as an unrestricted free agent, so he may have played his last down in Cincinnati.
Lawson had two solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble during Monday's 27-17 win over Pittsburgh.
The 25-year-old broke a three-game sackless streak with his strip-sack of Ben Roethlisberger during the second quarter Monday. Lawson had a strong start with 3.5 sacks through the first four games of the year, but he has only two sacks in his past 10 games.
Lawson recorded five tackles (three solo) and a sack across 38 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to Washington.
Lawson recorded his first sack since Week 4, bringing his season total to 4.5. The 25-year-old defensive end continues to see expanded reps as the year goes on, as he played in 61 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday.
Lawson is expected to start at defensive end for Sunday's game against the Colts, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Lawson will take on the increased role in place of Sam Hubbard, who was placed on injured reserve Thursday with an elbow injury. Lawson has been solid in a limited role this season, racking up 16 tackles (seven solo), 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble through five games. Don't expect a huge drop off with Hubbard out, as Lawson will provide a pass-rush duo with Carlos Dunlap for Week 6.
Lawson recorded eight tackles (four solo), two sacks and forced fumble in Sunday's tie with the Eagles.
Lawson had a monster day defensively for the Bengals, taking down Carson Wentz on two occasions in the second quarter. The second was a strip-sack, but the Eagles were able to recover -- eventually leading to a Greg Ward touchdown. Lawson will aim to continue ravaging opponent's quarterbacks, with Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars on the docket for this Sunday.
Lawson tallied five tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss and a quarterback hit in Week 1 against the Chargers.
Lawson was frequently in the Chargers backfield and tallied his sack to end the first quarter. He was on the field for 58 percent of defensive snaps and will remain a key part of the Bengals' defensive-line rotation for remainder of the season.
Lawson had 23 tackles (17 solo) and five sacks in 12 games this season.
Lawson missed two games in the middle of the season with a hamstring injury, but he otherwise served as a rotational defensive end for the Bengals. The 24-year-old had 8.5 sacks during his rookie campaign in 2017, but he hasn't been able to recreate that success over the last two seasons. Lawson enters the final year of his rookie contract in 2020.
Lawson recorded two solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.
Lawson played 26 snaps and was able to log his second sack of the year in the process. He's finished third among Bengals' defensive ends in snaps in both games since their Week 9 bye.
Lawson (hamstring) is listed as a full participant for Wednesday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Lawson sat out the past two games, but Week 9's bye aided the third-year pro in getting back to full speed. In his last healthy game, Lawson played 63 of a possible 78 defensive snaps (80 percent) against the Ravens since Carlos Dunlap was injured. Dunlap is fine now, however, so Lawson is slated for a reserve role again.
Lawson (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Rams in London, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Lawson hasn't taken the practice field since suffering the hamstring injury Week 6 in Baltimore and will miss his second straight game. Andrew Brown and Anthony Zettel will serve as the rotational options at defensive end in his absence.
Lawson was ruled out for Sunday's game against Jacksonville with a hamstring injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Lawson recorded his fist sack of the season last week against the Ravens, but he came out of the contest with the hamstring injury and didn't practice this week. Carlos Dunlap (knee) is considered doubtful, likely leaving the Bengals shorthanded at defensive end.
Lawson racked up three tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 23-17 loss to Baltimore.
With Carlos Dunlap (knee) inactive for the game, Lawson made the most of his starting duties, making his first sack of the season. Lawson ended up playing 78 percent of the defensive snaps in the game and moved his tackle total to seven for the campaign. If Dunlap is forced to miss Week 7 against Jacksonville, Lawson would be in line for another start.
Lawson is expected to start at one of the defensive end positions for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Lawson has been almost a nonfactor in three games he's suited up in this season, collecting just four tackles (one solo) in 97 total defensive snaps. He will be taking the place of Carlos Dunlap (knee), so it will be interesting to see if an increased role will get Lawson back on track for 2019.
Lawson (hamstring) is listed as being a full participant in Wednesday's walkthrough practice, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Lawson was inactive for Monday's loss to the Steelers due to a hamstring injury, but it appears as though he's already managed to fully recover. Barring any setbacks, Lawson is on track for his usual rotational role in Cincinnati's defensive line versus the Cardinals on Sunday.
Lawson (hamstring) is officially listed as inactive for Monday's divisional matchup against Pittsburgh, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Lawson came into the game listed as doubtful after he was unable to practice the entire week, so this news doesn't come as a surprise. With Kerry Wynn (concussion) also sidelined, Andrew Brown is the team's only healthy depth defensive end for Week 4.
Lawson (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game versus the Steelers, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Lawson hasn't been able to practice this week, so it's unlikely he's ready at game time. However, the Bengals aren't ruling out the possibility since they could use the depth with Kerry Wynn (concussion) already out.
Lawson (hamstring) was again absent from practice Friday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Lawson played in Week 3 despite going into the contest with a doubtful tag. His status for Monday's game against the Steelers looks to again be in jeopardy, but with the team dealing with a plethora of injuries at defensive end, he could be forced to play through it. There should be more clarity on the situation after Saturday's final injury reports.
Lawson (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game against Buffalo, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Lawson came into the game listed as doubtful but, as evidenced by this news, surprisingly will be available. It's unclear what sort of role he'll have in the defense, but as of now, it can be assumed Lawson will be deployed in his usual depth role on the defensive line.
Lawson (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Bills, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
With Kerry Wynn (concussion) already ruled out, the Bengals are lacking depth at defensive end heading into Week 3. If Lawson is officially ruled out, Andrew Brown could see a respectable workload behind Sam Hubbard and Carlos Dunlap.
Lawson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.
Lawson exited Sunday's loss to the 49ers due to a hamstring issue and did not retake the field. It remains to be seen whether he'll manage to suit up Week 3 versus the Bills. His absence would detract from Cincinnati's pass rush.
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|Thu 09/17||@ CLE||L 30-35||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ PHI||T 23-23||4||4||8||2||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs JAC||W 33-25||0||1||1||0.5||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||@ BAL||L 3-27||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||@ IND||L 27-31||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs CLE||L 34-37||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||vs TEN||W 31-20||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ PIT||L 10-36||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ WAS||L 9-20||3||2||5||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||vs NYG||L 17-19||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||@ MIA||L 7-19||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs DAL||L 7-30||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 12/21||vs PIT||W 27-17||2||0||2||1||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 12/27||@ HOU||W 37-31||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs BAL||L 3-38||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
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