ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the decision confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have cut veteran linebacker Manny Lawson.

The person spoke to The AP on Friday on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not announced the move. Lawson is a 10-year NFL veteran and was projected to start in place of rookie Shaq Lawson, who is recuperating from shoulder surgery.

ESPN.com first reported the Bills were releasing Lawson earlier in the day.

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The decision further depletes Buffalo's depth at outside linebacker and comes at a time when the NFL is investigating Lawson for potentially violating the league's personal conduct policy. Lawson said he's done nothing wrong, and the NFL has not revealed what it is investigating.

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