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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

Dolphins trade Ginn to Niners

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
After never getting much of a return on their investment in WR Ted Ginn, the Dolphins traded their 2007 first-round draft pick (ninth overall) Friday to the Niners in exchange for a fifth-round pick (145th overall) in the 2010 draft.

Niners RFA OG Baas signs tender

Posted April 13, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The 49ers today announced that projected starting OLG David Baas has signed the one-year contract he had previously been tendered.

A look at four books on football

Posted April 10, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk shares his thoughts on a variety of football books he recently had the chance to peruse — two from the vaults and two current tomes.

49ers GM Baalke doing things his way

Posted April 09, 2010 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
One thing that quickly has become clear, according to our 49ers sources, is that acting GM Trent Baalke definitely has his own ideas when it comes to talent evaluation.

49ers re-sign LB Brooks

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Friday that they have signed LB Ahmad Brooks to a two-year contract.

Niners re-sign free-agent OT Sims

Posted March 23, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers officially announced Tuesday that they have re-signed free-agent OT Barry Sims to a one-year deal. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Sims could receive up to $2.1 million if all the incentives in his contract are met.

Niners owner confirms McCloughan won't be back

Posted March 22, 2010 @ 10:07 p.m. ET
Niners president/CEO Jed York confirmed Monday that Scot McCloughan had been relieved of his duties as the team's general manager and wouldn't be returning to the club. York also said that director of player personnel Trent Baalke ...

McCloughan's fall from grace his own doing

Posted March 20, 2010 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Despite reports to the contrary, GM Scot McCloughan's stunning fall from grace in San Francisco was his own doing, the way we hear it.

Carr could compete for Niners' starting QB job

Posted March 19, 2010 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
If newly acquired Niners QB David Carr looks clearly better than Alex Smith in training camp, we hear the team could end up seriously considering Carr for a starting role.

Report: 49ers GM McCloughan stepping down

Posted March 18, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Multiple reports out of the Bay Area have indicated that Niners GM Scot McCloughan is about to resign five weeks before the 2010 draft.

Niners sign free-agent CB Paymah

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Niners announced the signing of free-agent CB Karl Paymah to a one-year contract. The 6-0, 195-pounder is entering his sixth NFL season after originally being drafted in the third round (76th overall) by the Broncos in 2005.

Niners' Willis wins Butkus Award

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
Niners MLB Patrick Willis has been announced as the winner of the second-ever Butkus Award honoring a professional linebacker.

Niners trade Hill to Lions

Posted March 14, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers have traded QB Shaun Hill to the Lions for a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, the Sacramento Bee reports, citing a league source.

Report: 49ers sign QB Carr

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
The 49ers have reached a contract agreement with QB David Carr, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger is reporting, quoting Carr's agent, Mike Sullivan.

Niners more comfortable with Smith as No. 1 QB

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Unlike last season at this time, Niners head coach Mike Singletary said at the NFL Scouting Combine that he feels very good about his team's QB situation with former first-rounder Alex Smith at the helm.

NFC West team needs

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
With Marc Bulger showing that he was not the answer and having been released, the Rams desperately need to find a quarterback they can build their offense around. PFW continues its analysis of team needs with a look at the ...

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Reliving past Super Bowls in South Florida

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
With Super Bowl XLIV only a week away, Tom Danyluk looks back at the nine previous Super Bowls held in South Florida, focusing on a highlight or two, or an interesting anecdote, from each game.

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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