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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

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams fortify status as divisional heavyweights

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Rams stole the show from Seattle in Week 13 with a stunning overtime upset of the Niners that moved their record to 4-0-1 in the NFC West.

Zuerlein boots Rams to upset win over 49ers

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime as the Rams beat the 49ers 16-13 on Sunday.

Battle could be brewing for 49ers' No. 2 RB role

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The 49ers must decide whether veteran Brandon Jacobs or rookie LaMichael James will be the primary replacement for injured RB Kendall Hunter.

49ers ink LB Bowman to five-year extension

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Tuesday that they signed LB NaVorro Bowman to a five-year extension through 2018.

Report: 49ers RB Hunter out for the year

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
49ers RB Kendall Hunter will reportedly miss the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday’s win over the Saints.

49ers WR Williams has torn ACL

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
49ers WR Kyle Williams will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered in Sunday’s win over the Saints.

No changes to schedule in Weeks 14, 15

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Week 14 and Week 15 schedules on Monday and there will be no changes.

NFC West Spin cycle: Kaepernick teams up with 'D' to keep Niners hot

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The 49ers remained hot, the Rams rebounded with a win, the Seahawks shot themselves in the foot and the Cardinals kept losing in Week 12.

Mixed signals in San Francisco

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 9:14 a.m. ET
The way we hear it, a weekly guessing game could be in the offing regarding the 49ers’ QB situation.

49ers harass Brees, defeat Saints

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 8:10 p.m. ET
Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the 49ers ended the Saints' three-game winning streak, 31-21 on Sunday.

Harbaugh expects Alex Smith to be cleared

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh expects Alex Smith to be medically cleared to play by Saturday.

Report: Kaepernick to start vs. Saints

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly has decided to start Colin Kaepernick against the Saints in New Orleans in Week 12.

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams, Cardinals continue to roll downhill

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
While the Seahawks rested on their bye week, there was no rest for the weary Rams and Cardinals following losses to the Jets and Falcons.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Resisting the Kaepernick temptation

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick's grand introduction to the NFL Monday night doesn't change the fact that, while his ceiling is higher than Alex Smith's, his floor is lower.

Week 11 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andre Johnson, Aldon Smith and Julian Edelman as its Players of the Week.

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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