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Phil Dawson

Phil Dawson - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 01/23/1975
Birthplace West Palm Beach, FL
College Texas
Years played 15

Report: Alex Smith will start for 49ers

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
The 49ers will return to Alex Smith as their starting quarterback in Week 14 in his first start since Week Seven.

Niners’ split backfield loses luster

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
As the lone replacement for the injured Frank Gore, Brian Westbrook would have had serious value. But as part of a tandem, he's suddenly not so appealing.

Green Bay passing game too much for 49ers

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Greg Jennings caught six passes for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Packers (8-4), who picked up a critical victory as they make a push for the playoffs in the final month of the season.

Niners-Packers prediction

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 13 Niners-Packers battle at Lambeau Field today.

49ers sign PK Reed

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The 49ers have signed veteran PK Jeff Reed, and he will handle the placekicking Sunday at Green Bay, according to NFL Network.

Niners place Gore, Zeigler on I.R.

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
The 49ers placed RB Frank Gore on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a fractured right hip, as well as making several other roster moves.

Cardinals' Anderson could have avoided meltdown

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Cardinals QB Derek Anderson could have staved off criticism the night after his team's blowout loss by handling some post-game questioning a little better than he did.

Double whammy in desert for Niners, Cardinals

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
There's no denying the ramifications resulting from the Niners' 27-6 lopsided Monday-night victory over the Cardinals, as San Francisco lost RB Frank Gore for the rest of the season with a fractured right hip and Cardinals QB Derek Anderson ...

Report: Gore out for the season

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 2:19 a.m. ET
The hip injury that 49ers RB Frank Gore suffered Monday night will sideline him for the rest of the season, NFL Network's Jason La Canfora is reporting. La Canfora attributes the information to "a source with knowledge of the ...

Westbrook gains 136 yards; 49ers roll 27-6

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Brian Westbrook rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown in place of the injured Frank Gore and the San Francisco 49ers sent punchless Arizona to its sixth straight loss, 27-6 Monday night in a shower of boos from the Cardinals ...

Low temps force roof to be closed for Cardinals-49ers

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Due to unseasonably low temperatures and freeze warnings, the Cardinals announced that the roof at University of Phoenix Stadium will be closed for Monday night's game against the 49ers.

Injury report for 49ers-Cardinals MNF game

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 12 Monday-night game, San Francisco at Arizona, showing the status of each injured player.

It's not looking good at all for Singletary

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
After the 49ers’ remarkably awful effort in their Week 11 shutout loss to the Buccaneers, it’s not looking good at all for head coach Mike Singletary, who went out of his way to take complete blame for the debacle ...

2011 NFC West free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
After the season, the 49ers will have to decide who will be their quarterback of the future, as both Alex Smith and Troy Smith may become free agents. Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC West players likely to ...

49ers take major step backward against Bucs

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
So much for the Niners inching their way back into the playoff hunt. After their latest disappointing loss to the Buccaneers, ti clearly looks like their season is slipping away fast.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 19, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers have found their new kicker to replace David Akers, signing Browns veteran free agent Phil Dawson to a one-year contract.||||||| The Pro Bowl kicker announced earlier Tuesday via Twitter that he had joined the NFC champion Niners, who parted ways with the six-time Pro Bowler Akers on March 6 following a season in which he made only 29 of 42 attempts a year after he kicked an NFL single-season record 44 field goals.
Posted March 19, 2012
Dawson has signed his one-year tender as the club's franchise player.||||||| It's the second straight year the steady Dawson, who has been with the Browns since its 1999 expansion rebirth, has been tagged. General manager Tom Heckert recently said the team would like to sign the 37-year-old Dawson to a long-term contract. Dawson, who will make $3.8 million next season, is coming off one of his best years. He converted 24 of 29 field goals, making seven beyond 50 yards.
Posted March 02, 2012
Dawson's career is still kickin' with the Browns. The dependable Dawson, who has been with Cleveland since its 1999 expansion season, will spend another year with the club after the Browns decided to use their franchise tag on the 37-year-old.||||||| It's the second straight year the Browns have franchised Dawson, who made $3.25 million last season and will make 20 percent more - roughly $3.8 million - next season, his 14th in a logo-less orange helmet. If they hadn't used the tag on Dawson he would have become an unrestricted free agent later this month.
Posted Oct. 24, 2011
Dawson sustained a thigh bruise early in Sunday's game, but stayed in and made two field goals beyond 50 yards in Cleveland's 6-3 win over Seattle.||||||| Coach Pat Shurmur said Dawson "gutted it out" after getting hurt. Dawson kicked field goals of 52 and 53 yards. Shurmur said Dawson is not likely to kick during practice early this week, but is hopeful the 13-year veteran will be ready for this week's game at San Francisco. Shurmur said the team has no immediate plans to bring in another kicker.
Posted Oct. 02, 2011
Dawson's 51-yarder in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Tennessee was his longest since a 56-yarder at Buffalo in 2008.||||||| Dawson is 6 for 6 in field goals this season and has not missed any of his eight extra-point tries.

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