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Breaking Buffalo Rumblings: The Bills decline Shaq Lawson’s fifth-year option

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The defensive end will head into the final year of his rookie contract

As reported by the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo on Wednesday afternoon, the Buffalo Bills will not be picking up the fifth-year option on defensive end Shaq Lawson. While this move does not come as a complete surprise, there was some speculation that the Bills may have chosen to pick up Lawson’s option. The team’s decision on Lawson, and the future of the position for the Bills is the focus of this edition of Breaking Buffalo Rumblings.

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With Lawson and Jerry Hughes set to become free agents following the 2019 season, defensive end will remain an area of need for Brandon Beane and the Bills. Fans will recall that the Bills waited to address defensive end in the 2019 NFL Draft, taking Darryl Johnson from North Carolina A&T in the seventh round.

This week’s episode also takes a brief look at Ezekiel Ansah and the possibility of him joining the Bills, and the lack of wide receivers selected by Brandon Beane in the draft. After listening to the latest episode, be sure to share your comments on Lawson and the move by the Bills below.