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San Francisco 49ers


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

49ers' fall from grace in Seattle hard to stomach

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
After starting out like a house on fire in their season opener in Seattle, the 49ers crashed and burned in embarrassing fashion in Seattle, receiving a very rude awakening from Pete Carroll’s fired-up Seahawks.

Hasselbeck leads Seahawks to opening-day rout

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Seattle Seahawks gave new coach Pete Carroll a winning start with a 31-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Niners' Baas relishes challenge of new position

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:25 a.m. ET
San Francisco's David Baas has really taken to the challenge of moving from guard to center, where he looks more natural, according to NFC West Whispers.

Five football recipes to try out on game day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. ET
We asked five NFL players for the recipes they like the most, and they served up some delicious-sounding fare.

Report: 49ers' Davis becomes league's highest-paid TE

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Vernon Davis has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $37 million contract extension, making the 49ers' tight end the highest-paid player at his position.

49ers spat possibly due to Crabtree's inactivity

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
We hear the profanity-laced altercation between Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree the day before the 49ers' preseason finale might have been triggered by frustration over Crabtree's lack of playing time.

RB Robinson one of 22 Niners let go

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The 49ers have cut special-teams standout Michael Robinson among the 22 players released on Friday.

TE Davis and WR Crabtree argue at 49ers practice

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
TE Vernon Davis and WR Michael Crabtree had to be removed from practice and counseled by coach Mike Singletary following a non-football related dispute.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Report: 49ers NT Franklin to sign franchise tender

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
NT Aubrayo Franklin is ending his contract dispute with the 49ers. He will return to San Francisco on Saturday to undergo his physical and sign his franchise tender.

Forget about 49ers having morale issues

Posted Aug. 21, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The perception that the back-to-back exits of Kentwan Balmer and Glen Coffee from the 49ers might be indicative of some sort of teamwide morale problem is totally off base, the way we hear it.

49ers release veteran WR Jones

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Wednesday that they have released sixth-year veteran WR Brandon Jones, who never lived up to expectations after signing with the team as a free agent early last offseason.

49ers' system will determine Crabtree's fantasy worth

Posted Aug. 17, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
There’s reason to believe Michael Crabtree could be much more of a fantasy force in 2010 — provided the Niners’ offensive system gives him enough opportunities.

49ers land RB Westbrook

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed veteran RB Brian Westbrook to a one-year deal, creating one of the league's top backfields.

Report: 49ers trade Balmer to Seattle

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The 49ers have reportedly traded DL Kentwan Balmer, who had been AWOL from training camp, to Seattle.

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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