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Shaq Lawson expected to make NFL debut Sunday

Posted at 4:31 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 17:39:49-04

Buffalo Bills fans won't have to wait any longer to see 2016 first round pick Shaq Lawson in action.

Thursday, Bills head coach Rex Ryan told reporters he expected Lawson to make his National Football League debut Sunday against the Dolphins. 

"Oh yeah. I think he's going to play," Ryan said. "I've seen enough. He's flying around, looks like the guy we drafted."

Lawson completed his first NFL practice Wednesday, after returning from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. The 22-year-old linebacker underwent offseason shoulder surgery after he was drafted by the Bills in the first round of this year's draft.

"I feel stronger than I ever did since that injury three-and-a-half years ago, so, I feel strong," Lawson told reporters on Wednesday.

Lawson hasn't strapped on the pads for a game since the NCAA National Championship game against Alabama in January. 

"It'll feel great to be out there and get back into the game experience and join this win streak we have and keep going. It will mean a lot if I'm out there Sunday."