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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

Five coaches unlikely to return in '11

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor Hub Arkush just doesn't get Jack Del Rio, Eric Mangini, Tom Cable or Mike Singletary, but he admires Wade Phillips. However, Arkush doesn't see any of these five NFL head coaches returning to their teams ...

Raye: 'I was carrying out the head coach's wishes'

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Jimmy Raye said on Tuesday that his firing as the 49ers' offensive coordinator came as a surprise and that he was "carrying out the head coach's wishes."

Niners’ coordinator change can only help struggling offense

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
A horrible start for the 49ers was enough to do in offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, who was fired on Monday. Fantasy owners of San Francisco players have reason to smile.

49ers' coordinator carousel keeps on spinning

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The firing of offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye is the latest out-of-nowhere plot twist in the 49ers’ season-long soap opera.

49ers fire OC Raye; promote Johnson

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
The 49ers have fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye after an embarrassing loss, replacing him with QB coach Mike Johnson.

Cassel throws 3 TD passes, Chiefs beat 49ers 31-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel's three touchdown passes included a trick play that caught San Francisco completely flat-footed and the surprising Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten Sunday with a 31-10 rout of the hapless, winless 49ers.

49ers could stick with Baas at center

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Despite David Baas' early errant snap that led to a safety in the Week Two loss to the Saints, we hear the 49ers are seriously thinking about sticking with him as their starting center.

Saints' defense shines in win over 49ers

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
Garrett Hartley kicked a 37-yard field goal that barely fluttered through as time expired after Drew Brees set it up with a 30-yard completion to Marques Colston, and the Saints spoiled the San Francisco 49ers' home opener with a 25-22 ...

Monday-night game inactives

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
The following players are inactive for the Monday night game between the Saints and 49ers.

Drama kings

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:20 a.m. ET
For better or worse, the 49ers appear destined for a season full of over-the-top ups and downs following the second-worst season-opening loss in franchise history.

Ginn injury further weakens 49ers' kick-return game

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:50 a.m. ET
A knee injury to Ted Ginn Jr. and the continuing rehab by rookie Kyle Williams have left San Francisco's kick-return unit as problematic as it was last season, according to NFC West Whispers.

Saturday injury report for Saints-Niners

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week Two Monday-night game, New Orleans at San Francisco, showing the status of each injured player and to what degree each participated in his team's practices.

49ers' first-rounders earn mixed reviews

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
At least 49ers first-round ORT Anthony Davis earned his keep in the team's abysmal Week One loss in Seattle — the second-worst season-opening loss in franchise history.

49ers WR Ginn to miss at least two weeks

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. sprained his MCL in the team's season-opening loss to the Seahawks last Sunday and will likely be out at least two weeks.

Owners have reason to worry about 49ers’ attack

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
Although most people picked the 49ers to win the NFC West based on their strong defense, their offense was expected to be much improved in 2010. But after the unit's Week One performance, there's reason to panic in ...

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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