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March 21, 2013By Fred GreethamOBR Senior Reporter
Phil Dawson might someday leave his heart in San Francisco, but for now it has been left in Cleveland.
For the past 14 years Dawson toiled on the shores of Lake Erie kicking in inclement weather and swirling winds.
After signing a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Dawson wanted to reach out one last time to the city of Cleveland in a conference call on Thursday. The gesture even impressed the 49ers public relations staff.
It was Phils idea and a first-class gesture to reach out to you guys, Bob Lange of the 49ers public relations staff said.
I have so much respect for the Browns organization, the fans the city I will be rooting for them, Dawson said. Its been some of the best year of my life. There is nothing but positive feelings in my mind. I look forward to seeing how the organization grows and I look forward to my new experiences (with the 49ers). It seems like a win-win.
The Browns have declined to say if they made...
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As I sometimes like to do, I like to help the Browns communicate with the fans. Sometimes I get chided for caring so much about what the Browns say because all that really matters to a lot of you is “what they do.” Usually that means all they have to do is win more football games. While that may be kind of true, I am of the belief that winning on the field and perfection in fan...
Former Browns placekicker Phil Dawson, in lockstep with the team’s front office, will not comment on any negiations that may or may not have been had during the Pro Bowler’s recent stint as a free agent.
Dawson held a conference call on Thursday afternoon just days after signing a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers. When asked about any discussions with...
The last remaining player from the Cleveland Browns reincarnation back in 1999 is no longer with the team. Phil Dawson after not receiving a contract offer from Browns, announced on his twitter page he reached an agreement to play for the San Francisco 49ERS. Dawson spent 14 years in Cleveland [...]
Tucked inside an updated version of Mary Kay Cabot’s column regarding Phil Dawson (as discussed here on Thursday), is a line item regarding the Cleveland Browns trying out a kicker named Havard Rugland.
Rugland, 28, is a Norwegian known to many as “Kickalicious,” a trick-kick — the football equal of the basketball trick shot — artist who became an Internet sensation when...
San Francisco has replaced one of the NFL's most accomplished kickers with another.
Phil Dawson announced on his Twitter account (@phil_dawson_4) that he has agreed to contract terms with the 49ers.
Dawson will be taking the place of David Akers, who was recently released after two seasons with San Francisco.
Dawson, 38, had spent his entire 14-year NFL career in Cleveland...
Dawson on the phone with Joe Banner
This past week saw the departure of another beloved special teams player. Last week it was Josh Cribbs, this week its Phil Dawson. The local rags/sports talk are up in arms because not only one, but two of the undoubtedly stand up guys are as of this week are no longer calling themselves Cleveland Browns.
Josh Cribbs was gone, he knew it...
Former Browns kicker Phil Dawson says goodbye to Cleveland through the local media on Thursday, but looks ahead to his opportunity in San Francisco and a chance to win a Super Bowl.
Phil Dawson come on down, you are the next contestant to kick for the 49ers. Today, free agent Pro Bowl kicker Phil Dawson announced on Twitter that he was taking his talents to the Bay.I am humbled & thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my career with my new team, the SF 49ers!— Phil Dawson (@phil_dawson_4) March 19, 2013Dawson was the top kicker on the free agent...
After a nightmarish year of kicking with the now-departed David Akers, the 49ers have found their kicker.
It’s former Browns hired leg Phil Dawson.
Or so he says. The Niners haven’t confirmed the signing yet.
Dawson, unable to contain his excitement for going from a cellar dweller to a title contender, tweeted the news Tuesday afternoon. An exclamation point was used:
I am humbled...
The Super Bowl runner-ups have replaced one veteran placekicker with another.
The 49ers, who released disappointing six-time Pro Bowler David Akers earlier this month, agreed to a deal with former Browns kicker Phil Dawson on Tuesday.
A 14-year veteran, Dawson is the final member of the 1999 Browns expansion squad to leave Cleveland. The 38-year-old ranks first in accuracy (84 percent...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/49ers-sign-veteran-kicker-dawson-replace-akers-yahoo-sports
Kicking was an issue for the San Francisco 49ers last season; surprising considering that they had one of the best in the game, David Akers, on the roster. Every player--kickers including--eventually have a fall from grace. Maybe last season was it for Akers.
Anyway...rather than go with an untested rookie or nobody the team ended up tabbing another older veteran to take over...
Craig and Rick of Waiting For Next Year discussed the Cleveland Browns’ off-season so far.
Rob Chudzinski and his talk with Mike Florio
Phil Dawson and the Browns communication about his departure
Jordan Cameron and the Browns’ tight end situation
The Cleveland Browns’ signing of former Chicago Bears tight end Kellen Davis
D’Qwell Jackson and his value to the organization...