Shaq Lawson to play against Dolphins on Sunday


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Lawson is all smiles as he will play on Sunday against Miami
Lawson is all smiles as he will play on Sunday against Miami

Shaq is Back for the Buffalo Bills.

Former Clemson standout Shaq Lawson was activated from the reserve list to the Buffalo Bills' 53-man roster of Friday.

“I felt great out there,” Lawson said via Buffalobills.com. “I felt better than I’ve ever been. I felt completely healthy. It’s just great to be out there.”

Lawson will be in the lineup against the Dolphins on Sunday.

"It’s been a while. I’m not going to be able to sleep Saturday," Lawson said. "It’s been a long time since I’ve played. I’m ready to get out there and join these guys and keep it going."

Bills head coach Rex Ryan knows that Lawson can be a game changer for his team.

"He’s going to be up," said Ryan. "I’ve seen enough. He looks pretty darn good out there. So he’s flying around and he looks like the guy that we drafted. You know, the guy that we wanted him to be. So we’ll see how he is once we get the live games going and all that, but there’s a reason we took him in the first round and he’s showing that on the practice field."

Lawson had an interception during Friday's practice.

He finished his final season at Clemson with 86 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss (first in the nation), 12.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries. For his collegiate career, he had 167 tackles, 46.5 tackles for loss, 20 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures and two fumble recoveries. He was named a consensus first-team All-American, a finalist for the Hendricks Award, the Bednarik Award, the Lombardi Award and the fourth player since 2011 to go from Daniel High School to Clemson to the NFL.

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