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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 & thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my career with my new team, the SF 49ers!
— Phil Dawson (@phil_dawson_4) March 19, 2013
Dawson, 38, was second in the NFL last season in field goal percentage at 93.5 percent (29 of 31) and was the AFC kicker in the Pro Bowl. It’s a definite upgrade at kicker for the Niners, who saw Akers finish second-to-last in the league in field goal percentage (69 percent) in 2012 after a record-setting season in 2011. In a move that surprised nobody, Akers was cut by the team earlier this month.
Something that may have swayed the Dawson the Niners’ way: special tea...
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The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with veteran placekicker Phil Dawson, formerly of the Cleveland Browns. This signing, for undisclosed terms, reunites Dawson with former Browns special teams coordinator Brad Seeley on the Super Bowl runners-up.
Dawson has spent his entire 14-year career with the Browns, and was an original member of the “new” Browns in 1999. He...
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...
The only man who played on every Browns team since they returned to the NFL has landed the kicking role on the San Francisco 49ers. Phil Dawson says goodbye Cleveland, it was a lot of fun. Now the Browns let a guy go who average around 95% accuracy. Dawson was money for the team when inside or near the 50 yard line. Phil Dawson was the guy the Browns used a franchise tag on one year...
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...
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...
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 [...]
Say goodbye Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson. The Pittsburgh Steelers will not have to face the accurate kicker in 2013 unless they play the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.
Dawson tweeted Tuesday that after spending the past 14 seasons with the Browns that he has signed with the 49ers.
"I am humbled & thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my career with...
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...
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...
The connection was a bit bad for a few moments as we all tried to figure out who was talking next, but it all got smoothed out pretty quickly. Kirk and TD are two of the more passionate NCAA hoops fans on the site and they wanted to lay out some storylines for the tourney.
Quick talk about Phil Dawson’s departure
TD and Kirk talk about Ohio State’s number 2 seeding