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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

Deadline passes for signing franchised players to long-term deals

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Several players will have to play 2012 under the franchise tender after the deadline for signing long-term extensions passed.

Browns PK Dawson signs franchise tender

Posted March 19, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Browns PK Phil Dawson, the club's franchise player, has signed his one-year tender, the team said Monday.

Free-agent scouting report: Browns PK Phil Dawson

Posted March 11, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Browns PK Phil Dawson's steadiness is one of his defining traits as he prepares to enter the free-agent market.

Report: Browns place franchise tag on PK Dawson

Posted March 02, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
The Browns have reportedly placed the franchise tag on PK Phil Dawson for the second year in a row.

Hillis only one of several key Browns to become UFAs

Posted Jan. 13, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
There's a lot of focus on how the Browns might proceed with UFA RB Peyton Hillis, but three other key contributors, each of whom had better campaigns than Hillis, also have expiring contracts.

Titans-Browns matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Titans-Browns game.

Browns waive eight players

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
The Browns waived eight reserves Sunday to get to the 80-player roster limit, including No. 4 QB Troy Weatherhead.

Report: Browns give PK Dawson franchise tag

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The Browns gave the franchise tag to PK Phil Dawson on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported via Twitter. 

Browns add PK Suisham, release rookie Tiffin

Posted May 18, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Browns signed veteran PK Shaun Suisham and waived undrafted rookie PK Leigh Tiffin on Tuesday.

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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