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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

Niners RB Coffee shockingly calls it quits

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Second-year RB Glen Coffee has announced that he is retiring from football, seemingly catching everybody connected with the team off guard.

Niners C Heitmann suffers broken leg

Posted Aug. 10, 2010 @ 8:35 a.m. ET
The Niners' revamped offensive line suffered a blow Monday when veteran starting C Eric Hietmann suffered a broken fibula that is expected to keep him sidelined from 6-8 weeks.

Ex-Saint Jackson no longer 'the other guy'

Posted Aug. 07, 2010 @ 3:20 a.m. ET
Rickey Jackson has sometimes been "the other guy," not getting the recognition he deserved. That changed, however, when he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

Niners newcomer Ginn looking like good catch

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Ted Ginn Jr. was obtained from Miami primarily to upgrade the Niners’ woeful kick-return game. But a lot more attention is being paid early in training camp to Ginn's impressive work as a receiver.

Rice's resolve earned him place in history

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Jerry Rice had obvious physical skills, but what set him apart was his drive to do whatever it took to be the very best, enabling him to overcome a shaky start to his NFL career.

Niners sign first-round pick Iupati

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The 49ers finished up a very busy Friday morning with the signing of first-round OG Mike Iupati to a five-year contract. Earlier in the day, the Niners signed three other 2010 draft picks — first-round OT Anthony Davis, second-round S Taylor ...

Niners sign rookies Davis, Mays, Bowman

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Friday that they have signed first-round OT Anthony Davis to a five-year contract and second-round S Taylor Mays and third-round LB Navorro Bowman to four-year deals.

Top 20 key players in NFC West

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush identifies the top five players on each NFC West team who figure to play crucial roles, including Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
In the final installment of our training-camp reports, we look at NFC West teams, including the Seahawks, who'll use Aaron Curry as a stand-up end.

Niners' Franklin unlikely to hold out

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
With a $7 million salary due him as a franchise free agent, 49ers NT Aubrayo Franklin is expected to report to training camp, our "Whispers" indicate.

Niners' new O-line coaches earning keep

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
There's no denying the instant impact being provided by Niners new offensive line coach Mike Solari and new assistant O-line coach and former Niners starting OG Ray Brown.

49ers sign rookie TE Byham

Posted July 12, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
The 49ers have signed sixth-round TE Nate Byham to a four-year deal. The 6-4, 265-pound Byham becomes the fourth of eight 2010 draft picks to sign.

Lions bring back CB Bly

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Lions have announced they have signed free-agent CB Dré Bly, who played four seasons with the team previously.

Niners buzz picking up steam

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Even though the pro football world is currently in shutdown mode, there’s no shutting down the Niners optimism currently flourishing in the City by the Bay.

Niners' OLB competition will be worth watching

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
The most intriguing position to watch in the 49ers' training camp probably will be left outside linebacker, where incumbent Manny Lawson could have his work cut out for him holding off up-and-comer Ahmad Brooks.

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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