• Phil Dawson headed to San Francisco

    Summary of 15 articles · Updated Mar 21, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers have signed Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson. When I heard that Phil Dawson had signed with San Francisco, I thought back to a long conversation that I had with him at the start of the 2012 training camp. The Browns should've done everything in their power to keep Dawson here. Dawson wasn't just a kicker. He was a piece of history. Booting Phil Dawson means the Browns take a risk . Dawson wore No. 4 since his college days at Texas.Eric Branch writes on SFGate.com how Dawson recently braced his three children for the possibility of sporting a different single digit. Dawson has played only two of his 215 career games at the stadium where winds have been known to vex kickers. “I kind of sat there and I said, ‘Son, in San Francisco you don’t wear No. 8.’ So that’s probably going to be a family decision what I end up wearing.”
    • Good luck to Phil Dawson, the Browns' best player since 1999: Comment of the Day

      "GREAT for Dawson. He deserves to have an opportunity to play for a contender at the end of his career. He goes down (this is SAD) right now as the best player the new Browns procured since 1999 as far as longevity and consistency." - bluebengal
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Phil Dawson: By the numbers

      A look back at the Browns career of kicker Phil Dawson, who signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on Tuesday: 0 -- Remaining players now left from the Browns' 1999 expansion season. 1 -- Number of Pro Bowls. He earned his first trip to Honolulu in 2012.…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Statement from the Browns on Phil Dawson

      "We want to thank Phil for all of his years of service to the Cleveland Browns. He accomplished a great deal in his time here on the field, as a team leader and in the community. We know how much P...

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