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PHIL DAWSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

San Francisco 49ers Special Teams preview: New year, same look

Remember when place kicker Phil Dawson made 89 percent of his field goals and punter Andy Lee kicked an average of 48.2 yards per punt? Well expect the same this upcoming year. Dawson and Lee are already locks to make the squad and long snapper Kevin McDermott is also included in that list. The only one who is really trying to improve at training camp is Colton Schmidt. He is likely...
Via cover32 - 49ers
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? San Francisco 49ers K Phil Dawson not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers K Phil Dawson “Absolutely” Wants to Re-Sign

49ers impending free agent K Phil Dawson mentioned that he “absolutely” wants to re-sign with San Francisco this offseason, per Steve Corkran. 49ers C Jonathan Goodwin also said that he is open to re-signing with the team as well. Dawson is confident that contract discussions to begin in the coming weeks. He will turn 39 this week, but he has been as reliable as ever for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco is set to face the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the Playoffs

Phil Dawson kicked a 40-yard field goal as the game ended to lift San Francisco to a 23-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, giving the 49ers the NFC’s No. 5 playoff seed. Dawson had matched his career best with a 56-yarder to put San Francisco (12-4) up 20-17 with 1:45 to go. The […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dawson Says All Focus on 49ers

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Phil Dawson agrees to terms with San Francisco

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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 19, 2013  |  1 Comment

NFL Rumor: Browns not planning on re-signing Phil Dawson

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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 05, 2013  |  6 Comments

Browns kicker Phil Dawson does backwards onside kick at Pro Bowl (Video)

It's been awhile since we've seen a backwards onside kick but Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson pulled one off in Honalulu yesterday. Check out Phil turns around and attempts to give the AFC an advantage with his tricky kick:
Via Outside the Boxscore
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Dawson's recognition was long overdue

To know Phil Dawson is to know class, consistency and professionalism. To know Phil Dawson is finally going to the Pro Bowl? Awesome. It's a just yet overdue reward, an acknowledgement of another sterling individual season amidst some, um, turmoil. There are and have been lots of good kickers in the AFC, and Dawson's been one going back a decade or so. He should have been...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Browns kicker Phil Dawson accepts franchise tender

According to a report by The Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot, Phil Dawson has accepted his franchise tender offer of $3.8 million dollars- “#Browns kicker Phil Dawson has accepted his franchise tag, a league source tells the Plain Dealer. About $3.8 million.” Franchised players receive a contract worth the average of the top five players at their position, but because Dawson...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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