Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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 had been franchised in consecutive seasons after the team, led by then general manager Tom Heckert, could not agree to terms on a longer term deal with the player. Prior to disseminating who he signed with, Dawson tweeted the following: Hey, Cleveland. Thank you for a tremendous ride. Your love, support & encouragement have blessed me deeply. — Phil Dawson (@phil_dawson_4) March 19, 2013 Playing for you has been one of the great joys of my life, and I wish you all the best. — Phil Dawson (@phil_dawson_4) March 19, 2013 Dawson has converted 84 percent of his 363 career field-goal attempts, and was 29-of-31 (93.5 percent) in 2012. He was 7-7 from 50+ yards, converting 14-of-15 over the last two seasons. While he has become known for his ability to kick in cold, lakefront weather, the typically warm climate in San Francisco should bode well for the 2012 Pro Bowler. [Related: The Browns are right to lay low with Lombardi]  
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  • Duh! Who was asleep at the wheel with this one? Good for you Phil Dawson. So now they have to waste a draft pick on a kicker or sign some flake cut by some other team. Real DUMB!
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