The last remaining player from the Cleveland Browns reincarnation back in 1999 is no longer with the team. Phil Dawson after not receiving a contract offer from Browns, announced on his twitter page he reached an agreement to play for the San Francisco 49ERS.
Dawson spent 14 years in Cleveland and will finish second to Lou ‘The Toe” Grozas’ in total scoring, but ranks above Browns greats, Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly and Dante Lavelli to name a few.
With the 49ers, Dawson will replace David Akers who struggled with kicks over 50 yards, an area Dawson has been exceptional in kicks 40 yards or more making 14 of 15 tries from 50-plus yards and13 of 14 attempts from 40 to 49 over the course of the last two seasons.
The 49ERS who are coming off losing Super Bowl XLVII have now sured up to positions in this short off season where they lacked depth. Earlier in the month they acquired Anquan Boldin and with the pick up of Dawson adds stability to those two positions.
Dawson tweeted his signing to the 49ERS and thanked the fans of Cleveland, below are his tweets.
H/T ESPN Cleveland