A pass-rushing specialist and one of Cincinnati's most talented young defenders, Lawson enters his fourth season with the Bengals ... Played in 12 games in 2019, one year after a suffering season-ending right knee injury (torn ACL) ... Battled a hamstring injury the first half of 2019, but production picked up second half of season, with 20 of his team-high 22 QB hits and four of his five sacks all coming in the final eight games ... Among Cincinnati's most productive defenders down the stretch in 2019, recording two sacks and nine QB hits over the final two games ... In 2017, led all NFL rookies with 8.5 sacks, a total that also tied for second-most ever by a Bengals rookie (DE Carlos Dunlap had 9.5 in 2010; DE Justin Smith had 8.5 in '01) ... Enters 2020 with 14.5 career sacks and three multi-sack games ... Listed at LB as a rookie in 2017, before making switch to DE in '18.
Carl Lawson Full 2020 Season Highlights
Watch the highlights of Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson from the 2020 NFL season.
Bengals' best defensive plays in win over Steelers Week 15
Check out some of the Cincinnati Bengals' best defensive plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers on "Monday Night Football" in Week 15.
Carl Lawson schools Alejandro Villanueva for dominant sack
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson schools Alejandro Villanueva for dominant sack.
How Carl Lawson Became One Of The Most Feared Pass Rushers In The NFL | Lap's Look
Dave Lapham breaks down the game of Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson and how his game has evolved into one of the best pass rushing threats in the NFL.
Zac Taylor, Tyler Boyd, & Jessie Bates On Joe Burrow's Season-Ending Injury | Behind the Stripes
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and receiver Tyler Boyd, edge rusher Carl Lawson and safety Jessie Bates III discuss how the team will rally after the season-ending injury to starting quarterback Joe Burrow.
Carl Lawson gets to Alex Smith for third-down sack
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson gets to Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith for a third-down sack.
Carl Lawson Has Become a Pass-Rushing Machine | Bengals Behind the Stripes
An in-depth look at how Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson has evolved into one of the league's most disruptive pass rushers.
Bengals Best Defensive Plays At 2020 Midseason
Watch the Cincinnati Bengals best defensive plays at midseason.
GEICO Locker Room: A.J. Green, Alex Erickson and Carl Lawson: Building It Day By Day
Defensive end Carl Lawson and wide receivers A.J. Green and Alex Erickson met with the media to discuss building off the positives from the first five games of the 2020 season. Presented by GEICO.
Power & Speed, Carl Lawson is a tremendous pass rusher | Lap's Look Presented by Microsoft
In the latest Lap's Look, a look at Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson and what he brings to the pass rush.
Carl Lawson strong arms lineman for third down sack
Carl Lawson gets his first sack of the 2020 season against the veteran Jason Peters
Carl Lawson dusts Raiders OL for sack
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
Carl Lawson drops Lamar Jackson for sack
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Lawson on returning back to the field: "Extremely excited... I was really just happy to get my first play on the field"
DE Carl Lawson meets with the media after seeing the field for the first time in the 2019 preseason.
Lawson: "The goal was to try and redeem myself from last season... and come back better"
DE Carl Lawson talks with Bengals.com following training camp practice on his return from last years injury.
Carl Lawson explains why anime was the 'main contributor' for him getting into football
Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson joins "Good Morning Football" to talk about his rehab this offseason, new head coach Zac Taylor, 2019 expectations and more.
Lawson: "The goal is to be ready for the first game"
Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson talks about his rehab from an ACL injury and the excitement surrounding the first voluntary minicamp under coach Zac Taylor.
Bengals Head Into NFL's New Year
The big buzz sizzling around the Bengals as they head into the beginning of the NFL new year is if they have an encore up their sleeve after last year's record spending in free agency. The only answer is wait and see. That's what Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin said when he vowed his team would get involved in an effort to upgrade a variety of positions.
Bengals Keep Tag, Flexibility As Free Agency Looms
The Bengals showed a glimpse of the cards they're going to play in free agency next week when Tuesday's deadline to issue the franchise designation came and went. They didn't use it as they cemented rare financial flexibility in a league facing a reduced salary cap for the first time in history.
Bengals Hope To Cap Offseason With Upgrades; Tobin: 'We Won't Sit On Our Hands'
Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin didn't drop any Oprah bombshells in his first media availability of the offseason, but he also made it clear Monday that they aren't going to shy away from making news when free agency starts next week.
Bengals Defense Seeks Same Traits As Scheme Evolves
The Bengals may be running a different blueprint on defense these days, but the specifications of the prospective players haven't budged one centimeter or kilogram.
"Corners and rushers, man. Corners and rushers," said defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo before he went into morning meetings this week. "You have to be able to affect the quarterback."
The Envelope Please For Bengals.com Honors
Bengals.com hands out its MVP, top rookie awards, play of the year and other honors.
Matchup Of The Game: Bengals' Lawson Bringing The Pressure
No one has knocked down the quarterback more this season than the relentless Carl Lawson as the Bengals prep for Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Fox 19) at Paul Brown Stadium against the Giants.
Record sack race underway
Carl Lawson is one of the many guys happy to see voluble and valued veteran left end Carlo Dunlap surface for this week's mandatory minicamp. Lawson, who usually sets up at right end on passing downs, nearly broke Dunlap's rookie sack record last season and he likes the competition. And on Tuesday he offered a challenge to a guy he calls "like an older brother to me."
Dunlap's return spices emerging pass rush
Carlos Dunlap, the second most prolific sacker in Bengals history, showed up at Paul Brown Stadium for the first time this spring in time for Wednesday's voluntary practice. But he's taking a backseat to no one in his pledge to lead an emerging pass rush in sacks this season.
Hobson's Choice: something old, a lot new
Tough sledding for rookies like cornerback Davontae Harris (35) when it comes to a deep defensive depth chart, but like many of the draft picks he can make the club in the kicking game and play a lot on special teams.
Flowers, Worley lead CFA list
With the first of three rookie minicamp practices set for Friday afternoon, the Bengals announced the signing of 10 undrafted free agents. South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers made the switch to running back and Ohio State linebacker Chris Worley (above) joined fellow Buckeye rookies Billy Price and Sam Hubbard.
Hobson's Choice: walking the line in the draft
Bengaldom hopes their team walked the line well in last week's NFL Draft. They went offensive line in the first round and then in the last round. Mississippi's Rod Taylor waited a long time to get picked, but he may have enough versatility to stay around longer than that.
Shades of '12 draft gets defensive
It has kind of a whiff of 2012. The Bengals would love that, if this weekend's draft turned out like that one since it yielded six starters or regulars and doubled the standard of three for each draft. It was a big lift for the 2011 team's surprising play-off appearance and helped set the table for those five straight post-season runs. Like the '12 draft, this one was defined by trades.
Hobson's Choice: signings and sightings
The Bengals' plan is to line up three formidable cornerbacks. Will Jackson is on the verge of stardom, Dre Kirkpatrick is healthy and don't forget how quietly well Darqueze Dennard played last season.
Hobson's Choice: needs and wants
Is wide receiver John Ross this year's William Jackson, the cornerback that had a break-out sophomore season last year?
Lewis transforming Xs and Os: 'We have to. We weren't good enough'
ORLANDO, Fla. - All signs continue to point to the Bengals' biggest scheme overhaul on both sides of the ball since Forrest Gregg became head coach at the dawn of the 1980s. "We need a different team. We weren't good enough," said head coach Marvin Lewis Tuesday during his annual media availability. "We need to be better. We had to improve. One way or the other. Better players, better coaches, better coaching. That's what we have to be. We weren't good enough.'
Media Mock Draft on call
We're trying to make the first trade in Bengals.com Media Mock Draft history. The key guy looks to be UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen and one of the guys on the board is Florida State safety Derwin James.
Take a bow, Gio
Giovani Bernard makes a clean sweep in the Bengals.com awards. Check out all the honors.
Austin's first rule: can't beat ourselves
Like Marvin Lewis, Teryl Austin, the Bengals' new defensive coordinator, comes to Cincinnati with a Super Bowl ring from Baltimore. And, like Lewis, he's not going to tell the world how he's going to line them up on Opening Day. 4-3 or 3-4? "We'll be multiple. I can't promise you anything," Austin said Monday night after the Bengals announced his signing. "I can promise you we'll be multiple and I like our guys to play disciplined. I don't want to beat ourselves."
Defense throws it back to look ahead
This is how it used to look back in the day. The NFL's best quarterbacks would waltz into Paul Brown Stadium and leave with not only a loss, but a bruised passer rating courtesy of the Double A Gap blitz and a Velcro secondary. In Sunday's 26-17 win over Matthew Stafford's Lions the Bengals defense looked to the future with a blast from the past.