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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

Smith's two TD passes lead 49ers past Raiders

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw second-half touchdown passes to Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis and the San Francisco 49ers finally won their first game, beating the Oakland Raiders 17-9 on Sunday in a sloppy, penalty-filled game.

Niners insider: Rachal shouldn't be starting

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 12:40 a.m. ET
One team insider can't understand why Chilo Rachal is starting at right guard for the 49ers ahead of Adam Snyder, according to NFC West Whispers.

Former Eagles OL Peoples dies

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Former Eagles OL Woody Peoples died Tuesday evening at the age of 67, the team announced Thursday.

49ers claim S Spillman

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
The 49ers claimed S C.J. Spillman off waivers from the Chargers on Tuesday and waived CB Tramaine Block.

Singletary sticks with Smith as 49ers' QB

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Mike Singletary told reporters on Monday that embattled QB Alex Smith will start in Week Six vs. the Raiders.

No team 4-0 for first time since 1970

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The Colts 19-9 win over the Chiefs in Week Five marked the first time since 1970 that no team will start the season 4-0.

Kolb leads Eagles past winless 49ers 27-24

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Kevin Kolb passed for 253 yards while capably filling in for injured Michael Vick, and Quintin Mikell returned Alex Smith's fumble 51 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles' 27-24 victory over the ...

Former 49ers RB Coffee arrested on gun charge

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
Former 49ers RB Glen Coffee was arrested on a gun charge Thursday night and charged with possession of a concealed firearm.

Readers: Singletary most likely to be fired

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Niners' Mike Singletary is the head coach most likely to be fired before next season, according to a just-concluded poll of ProFootballWeekly.com readers.

49ers release SS Lewis

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
SS Michael Lewis had his request granted on Monday when the 49ers released him.

Eagles dealing with rib injuries for Vick, McCoy

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Eagles continue to suffer crucial offensive injuries as QB Michael Vick and RB LeSean McCoy both suffered rib-related ailments in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, leaving their availability up in the air.

Bryant saves Falcons with last-second FG to beat 49ers

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 16-14 victory over the winless San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

AWOL Niners SS Lewis requests his release

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
After leaving the team Friday, Niners starting SS Michael Lewis has requested his release.

New 49ers offensive coordinator earns high marks

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Word is Mike Johnson was on track to become the Niners' offensive coordinator next season even if Jimmy Raye had been retained this season.

49ers SS Lewis out for personal reasons

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
49ers SS Michael Lewis has left the team for personal reasons and will likely not play Sunday vs. the Falcons.

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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