Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Buried in a flurry of question-and-answer tweets on Monday evening, Cleveland Browns beat writer Tony Grossi stated that the team does not plan on re-signing veteran Pro Bowl place kicker Phil Dawson. “@puckhogg1 when will the browns make the call on re-signing phil? // Not happening. — Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) February 5, 2013 Dawson, 38, was the team’s “franchise” player the last two seasons. Assuming Grossi is using intel instead of speculation,  it appears that the new Browns regime willl opt to get younger (read: less expensive). Dawson went on to make 29-of-31 field goals and all 29 extra points in 2012, affording him his first trip to Honolulu. He’s drilled 14-of-15 field goals from 50-plus yards over the last two seasons and has a cult-like fan base amongst Cleveland fans. “The coaches and Michael [Lombardi] will make that call [on re-signing Dawson],” owner Jimmy Haslam said Thursday at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards late last month. “You have to remember we have a completely new set of individuals. [Head coach Rob Chudzinski has] been here, what, 10 days now? And really, they’ve been focused on hiring a staff. They’ve just now started looking at our team. So those decisions will be made over the next few weeks.” [Related: Parallel Universes: Super Bowl XLVII and the ’87 AFC Championship Game]
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6 Comments:
  • GOOD LUCK DAWSON THANKS FOR YOUR BEST ANOTHER GREAT TEAM WILL PICK YOU UP AND YOULL COME BACK TO BITE US IN THE ASS LIKE EVERY OTHER PLAYER THAT WAS ANY GOOD DID.
  • Not a smart early move for an owner/organization trying to build a winner..why get rid of one of the few players the fan base can relate to and root for..one who was constantly consistent?? I agree with the post above me as well..
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
  • another browns bungle
  • Terrible thought process! Bring Dawson back with a 2 year contract at increase over 2012. Bring into camp a young stud to see if he can unseat Phil. If Phil is still great and kid is less reliable, you have your kicker. If kid is as reliable, you can always cut expenses. But if you don't try and sign him, the fans will never forget the stupidity.
  • Just another stupid ass move by the Browns not signing Dawson.
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