EPSN first reported the development.
Lawson was cut due to a looming suspension, per Rapoport. The Buffalo News originally reported that Lawson was facing a one-game suspension back in mid-August.
With fullback Jerome Felton also cut, Glenn Gronkowski, younger brother of Patriots tight end Rob, likely will make the final roster. Cornerback Sterling Moore is also on his way out. Linebacker Kroy Biermann, wide receiver Jarrett Boykin, running back Boom Herron and linebacker Randell Johnson also were cut.
This is part of the downside of coach Rex Ryan and GM Doug Whaley's aggressive personnel strategy in Buffalo. The team piled one veteran on top of another upon Ryan's arrival only to change course a year later. The Felton move saves the Bills some much-needed money against the salary cap thanks to Gronkowski's undrafted free agent salary. The Bills will absolutely need a versatile fullback to propel their run-first offense in 2016 but did not have room to keep two. Ryan, during his previous coaching stint with the Jets, kept two fullbacks on his roster (John Connor and Tony Richardson).
- The Titansare letting go of two early-round draft picks from years past. Tennessee has cut wide receiver Justin Hunter and running back Bishop Sankey as well as seven-year scat back Dexter McCluster. Not on the Titans' list of cuts: AFC South lifer and offseason pickup Andre Johnson, who has impressed since joining the team in July.