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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

Freeman leads Bucs past sluggish 49ers 21-0

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 136 yards and two touchdown passes and the Buccaneers beat the stagnant San Francisco 49ers 21-0 on Sunday for their first win in this stadium since 1980 and only second ever in 13 tries.

49ers add PK Andrus to fill in for Nedney

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
With PK Joe Nedney out with a knee strain, the 49ers have signed Shane Andrus to a one-year contract.

Walker beginning to branch out for 49ers

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Don’t be surprised if TE Delanie Walker, who is considered one of the 49ers' most naturally talented players, becomes an increasingly key weapon the remainder of the season.

49ers PK Nedney likely out for Week 11

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
49ers starting PK Joe Nedney underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a right knee strain and a bone bruise and is not expected to play in Week 11.

49ers release Hill

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
The 49ers released WR Jason Hill, dropping the former third-round pick who has failed to contribute during his recent time in San Francisco.

Troy Smith to remain 49ers' QB

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Mike Singletary said Monday that QB Alex Smith could be healthy for the team's Week 11 game vs. the Buccaneers, but that Troy Smith would remain the starter regardless.

49ers OLT Staley out 4-6 weeks

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
49ers starting OLT Joe Staley broke his left fibula in Sunday's win over the Rams and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

49ers rally with OT win over Rams

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Joe Nedney kicked a 29-yard field goal with 9:38 left in overtime, and Troy Smith passed for 356 yards while leading the 49ers' late rally for a 23-20 victory over the Rams on Sunday.

Niners rookie Mays wearing down

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:04 a.m. ET
Although the team hasn't admitted it, we hear that SS Taylor Mays' fatigue is a big reason why the 49ers are giving more snaps to Reggie Smith, according to NFC West Whispers.

Troy Smith will get start for 49ers

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Mike Singletary confirmed Friday that QB Troy Smith will start Sunday's game against the Rams.

NFC West midseason reports

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
With three consecutive 100-yard rushing games, RB Steven Jackson has been the Rams' top offensive weapon by far. Read our midseason reports on NFC West teams.

Chargers waive LB Merriman

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
The Chargers waived LB Shawne Merriman on Tuesday after he passed an exit physical. Teams have until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday to claim him.

49ers place C Heitmann on I.R.

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
The 49ers put veteran C Eric Heitmann on injured reserve on Tuesday, opening up a roster spot for rookie LB Thaddeus Gibson.

Reports: 49ers claim rookie LB Gibson

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The 49ers have claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off waivers, according to multiple reports. The Steelers released their fourth-round draft pick on Saturday.

49ers rally late to beat Broncos 24-16 in London

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Troy Smith completed three long passes in the fourth quarter to lead the 49ers to a 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

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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