In addition to answering questions about whether he’ll trade outside linebacker Matt Roth, Browns G.M. Tom Heckert was asked Monday about the absence of kicker Phil Dawson, who didn’t show up to Cleveland’s first voluntary offseason workout.
But while Heckert was direct in saying the Browns wouldn’t trade Roth, he wouldn’t go into detail about Dawson’s situation.
“I really don’t want to get into it,” Heckert said.
There’s been speculation for a while now that Dawson is unhappy with his contract, but Heckert added that issues with Dawson’s contract are “not the whole thing with him.”
Ultimately, Heckert said, there’s not much point in discussing Dawson’s absence.
“He decided not to be there,” Heckert said of Dawson. “It’s not mandatory, so we can’t make them be here. It’s up to them.”