There’s speculation in some circles that the injury that kept Browns kicker Phil Dawson from suiting up on Sunday against the Ravens is actually an aggravation of his desire for a new contract.
Dawson’s discontent first surfaced last September, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned during his man-without-a-country phase that Dawson be a training-camp no-show.
To date, Dawson hasn’t taken any specific action to protest his lack of a new deal. But some are wondering whether he’s actually got a case of the blue flu.
Dawson has been with the Browns since the franchise returned to the league in 1999.