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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:27:11 -0700
Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers PK Phil Dawson received a two-year, $6.134 million deal with a $2 million signing bonus. He receives $3 million in the first year and can earn $25,000 in incentives each year.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:34:17 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers PK Phil Dawson inked a two-year deal.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:54:11 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers are re-signing PK Phil Dawson to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, March 11, the kicker announced on his Twitter page.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:18:10 -0800
It is not likely the San Francisco 49ers will use the franchise tag on K Phil Dawson. Dawson was tagged twice before by the Cleveland Browns in 2011 and 2012, and under NFL rules a player tagged for a third time is entitled to a quarterback franchise tender. That could send his salary upwards of $16 million.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:50:58 -0800
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent PK Phil Dawson may be the most likely candidate to receive the franchise tag if the team decides to use it.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:10:10 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers likely will look to re-sign impending free-agent WR Anquan Boldin and PK Phil Dawson before the start of free agency.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:21:40 -0800
San Francisco 49ers K Phil Dawson excelled this season after 13 years with the Cleveland Browns and told reporters he "absolutely" wants to return rather than leave as a free agent. "I'm sure that's coming down the chute here, but we'll wait and see what happens," said Dawson, who made 32-of-36 field-goal attempts in the regular season and all six attempts in the playoffs.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 02:14:43 -0800
The 49-yard field goal by San Francisco 49ers K Phil Dawson in the first quarter Sunday, Jan. 12 against the Carolina Panthers is the longest in franchise postseason history. Dawson eclipsed the mark set by Wade Richey on Jan. 3, 1999, against the Packers. Dawson is 6-for-6 on field-goal attempts so far in the playoffs and 38-of-42 overall this season, his first with the 49ers. Dawson, 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, is in his 15th NFL season.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:16:38 -0800
San Francisco 49ers PK Phil Dawson extended his franchise-record streak to 24 made field field goals in Week 15, and head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday, Dec. 16, he is hopeful Dawson will return in 2014. "Let me do that right now, 'Phil, stay beyond this season'," Harbaugh said when asked by reporters. "I've been remiss in asking him to do that. Let me officially ask him to stay beyond this season. Absolutely, I'm glad you brought it up, 24 straight field goals. He has been a top-notch guy, too, on the team from the day he got here. Pay the man."
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:57:27 -0700
San Francisco 49ers PK Phil Dawson made all three of his field goal attempts in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, against the Kansas City Chiefs, including a pair of successful makes from 55 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Dawson has been a good kicker for a number of years, but playing in Cleveland for his entire career held down his fantasy appeal. Playing on a contender with a strong offense, Dawson will be a must-start fantasy option.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:30:49 -0700
San Francisco 49ers PK Phil Dawson signed a one-year $2.25 million deal that includes a $1 million signing bonus.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:06:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers PK Phil Dawson signed a one-year deal.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:45:20 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers signed PK Phil Dawson (Browns) Tuesday, Mar. 19. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:54:42 -0800
Impending free-agent PK Phil Dawson (Browns) is likely to want a multi-year contract, but the team might worry about his age and offer him a one-year deal with little cash guaranteed after that. Dawson has had two of his best seasons after the age of 36, and he has 14 field goals (with one miss) from at least 50 yards in the last two seasons, most in the NFL.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:37:50 -0800
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent CB Sheldon Brown, PK Phil Dawson, WR Joshua Cribbs, P Reggie Hodges, LB Kaluka Maiava, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, DE Juqua Parker, TE E. Alex Smith, S Ray Ventrone and TE Benjamin Watson are not expected to be re-signed this offseason. QB Colt McCoy isn't expected to return, either, but LB D'Qwell Jackson probably has another year left, although the switch to a 3-4 defense lowers Jackson's value.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 20:16:12 -0800
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson missed a 28-yard field goal in the Week 13 game against the Oakland Raiders, snapping a career and franchise record streak of 29 straight field goals.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:56:45 -0800
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson made two field goals in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, giving him 27 in a row dating back to last season. That ties his franchise record.
Sun, 04 Nov 2012 13:17:42 -0800
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson made all five of his field goal attempts against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:14:08 -0700
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson will be playing in his 200th career NFL game in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He ranks fifth in franchise history with 199 games played, and he is closing in on former OLs Gene Hickerson (202) and Doug Dieken (203) to move into third place.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:19:49 -0700
The Cleveland Browns were not able to reach a long-term contract agreement with franchise free-agent PK Phil Dawson before the deadline.
Sat, 14 Jul 2012 19:31:16 -0700
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson is unlikely to reach a long-term agreement before the deadline for extensions Monday, July 16. He has been franchised two years in a row. Per the new collective bargaining agreement, a third franchise designation would merit a 40 percent pay hike over his $3.81 million contract this year, which would bring his 2013 salary to about $5.3 million. It's extremely unlikely Dawson would be brought back at that rate.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:20:11 -0700
There hasn't been much push between the Cleveland Browns and PK Phil Dawson for a long-term deal ahead of a deadline for franchise players to sign Monday, July 16, according to sources.
Wed, 30 May 2012 09:38:28 -0700
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson is not participating in the organized team activities but is expected to attend the upcoming mandatory minicamp.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:32:08 -0700
Cleveland Browns franchise free-agent PK Phil Dawson has signed his one-year tender offer and will make $3.81 million this season.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:29:00 -0700
Cleveland Browns franchise free-agent PK Phil Dawson will sign his tender offer and will make $3.8 million next season.
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 10:21:55 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the team is interested in signing franchise free-agent PK Phil Dawson but he has not spoken with Dawson since placing the franchise tag on him.
Sat, 03 Mar 2012 05:37:59 -0800
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent RB Peyton Hillis said he expects to test the market. "At this point, it looks like I'll have to," Hillis said. "I heard they just franchised (place kicker) Phil Dawson - and I'm happy for him. I think they want me to test the free-agent market and see what I can do out there."
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:44:51 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have placed their franchise tag on unrestricted free-agent PK Phil Dawson for a second consecutive year. Dawson, 37, will make roughly $3.8 million under the one-year tag, as NFL rules require him to receive a 20 percent increase on the $3.25 million he made a year ago.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:26:51 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent PK Phil Dawson.
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:25:54 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are unlikely to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent RB Peyton Hillis after they signed LB D'Qwell Jackson to a contract extension. However, the team is still open to re-signing him. PK Phil Dawson is a heavy favorite for the tag for the second straight year.
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:15:47 -0800
If the Cleveland Browns are able to reach a multi-year deal with impending free agent LB D'Qwell Jackson before March 5, the team might then use the franchise tag on impending free agents PK Phil Dawson or Peyton Hillis.
Wed, 08 Feb 2012 09:54:02 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent PK Phil Dawson this offseason because he did not receive a long-term contract last offseason.
Sun, 15 Jan 2012 13:05:13 -0800
The Cleveland Browns may not place the franchise tag on impending free-agent PK Phil Dawson this offseason because his salary cap hit would be around $3.9 million.
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 18:44:45 -0800
The Cleveland Browns might use their franchise tag on PK Phil Dawson for the second consecutive season. Dawson is open to staying in Cleveland and seeing things through. "I don't want to be Moses," Dawson said Monday, Jan. 2. "I don't want to lead people right to the edge and not get to go in. There's going to be so many things, I can't prioritize them at this point. We just lost to the Steelers 20 hours ago and that still hurts. I need to get home and eat a burrito."
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:15:57 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the team is interested in re-signing impending free-agent PK Phil Dawson during the offseason.
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 15:17:31 -0800
Cleveland Browns WR Jordan Norwood (finger), LB Quinton Spears (ankle), PK Phil Dawson (illness) and P Brad Maynard (thigh) are listed as probable for Week 10 and are expected to play. Norwood was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 11, and the other three fully participated in practice.
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:05:16 -0800
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson (illness), DL Auston English (knee), RB Montario Hardesty (calf), RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (head), DB Dimitri Patterson (knee), FS T.J. Ward (foot, finger) and DB Usama Young (hip) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 10.
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:51:25 -0800
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson (migraines) was sent home from practice Thursday, Nov. 10, because he was experiencing migraines. Head coach Pat Shurmur said he does not expect the migraines to prevent Dawson from playing in Week 10.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:11:24 -0700
Cleveland Browns OT Artis Hicks (back), LB Scott Fujita (head), CB Buster Skrine (hip) and PK Phil Dawson (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 28. They are listed as probable for Week 8 and are expected to play.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:14:34 -0700
Cleveland Browns OG Shawn Lauvao (knee), OT Tony Pashos (ankle), LB Kaluka Maiava (knee), CB Joe Haden (knee) and PK Phil Dawson (thigh) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 27.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:49:54 -0700
Cleveland Browns special teams coach Chris Tabor said Wednesday, Oct. 26, that even though PK Phil Dawson (thigh) was limited in practice, he is not concerned about Dawson heading into Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:14:57 -0700
Cleveland Browns OT Tony Pashos (ankle), LB Scott Fujita (concussion), CB Joe Haden (knee) and PK Phil Dawson (thigh) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:39:53 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said the team doesn't plan to bring in any other kickers with PK Phil Dawson (thigh) injured. The team is optimistic Dawson will be ready to kick in Week 8.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:13:15 -0700
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson (thigh) suffered a thigh contusion in Week 7 but was able to continue kicking. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Dawson likely will not kick during the early part of the practice week.
Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:16:50 -0700
Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson moved past Don Cockroft into second place on the team's career scoring list behind Hall of Famer Lou Groza with his five points in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:34:16 -0700
Cleveland Browns franchise free-agent PK Phil Dawson will sign his one-year tender offer worth around $3.25 million.
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:13:07 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said he expects franchise free-agent PK Phil Dawson to report for training camp on time.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:48:43 -0700
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said the team is not sure if PK Phil Dawson will sign his franchise tender offer, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:27:08 -0800
The Cleveland Browns placed their franchise tag on PK Phil Dawson Tuesday, Feb. 22, according to ESPN.com. The franchise tag for kickers is expected to be around $3.25 million.
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:37:08 -0800
The Cleveland Browns are interested in re-signing impending free-agent PK Phil Dawson this offseason, reports Terry Pluto, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.