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Dawson to sign franchise tender, report to Browns

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The latest PFT piece of info comes from our colleague John Taylor of CollegeFootballTalk.com.  Taylor reports, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, that Browns kicker Phil Dawson will sign his franchise tender and report to Browns camp on Friday.

Dawson, a 12-year veteran and the last member of the original reconstituted Browns, has had periodic issues with his contract over the past few years.

The deal is expected to be in the range of $3.25 million, guaranteed, for one year.

Thanks for the scoop, John.  Let’s show our appreciation by giving CFT a click or two today, when you’re not hitting F5 here at PFT.

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10 Responses to “Dawson to sign franchise tender, report to Browns”
  1. sportstalknet11 says: Jul 28, 2011 4:02 PM

    One of the most UNDERRATED kickers in the NFL. If he was playing on a winning team he would be getting a lot more national run. Pleased for him and Browns fans.

  2. joeinoh says: Jul 28, 2011 4:03 PM

    Wow! Way to make a splash.

  3. rowdymon says: Jul 28, 2011 4:37 PM

    dude is the real deal. kicks in swirling winds and gets the job done. No reason to hate on him, he’s a great player.

  4. bcgreg says: Jul 28, 2011 4:38 PM

    If only he beat out Vinatieri when he started in New England…yes, he started in NE.

    Good for him though.

  5. brownsfrown says: Jul 28, 2011 4:59 PM

    Bad move. Well past his prime.

    Here’s to another year of kick-offs to the fifteen yard-line. WITH the wind!

  6. borisbulldog says: Jul 28, 2011 5:06 PM

    Browns have the wealthiest owner in the NFL and are $30MM under the cap and this is the only news coming out after supposedly a frantic FA period?

  7. ragingyinzer says: Jul 28, 2011 5:11 PM

    Today you franchise your kicker.

    Next your kicker bashes in a paper towel dispenser in a convenience store.

    Then your kicker gets trashed and threatens to beat up a cop to prevent a backup TE from getting busted for public urination.

    Then your kicker misses several chip shot FG’s and costs your team two games.

    Then, somewhere between week 6 and week 10, you release your kicker.

    Never franchise your kicker.

  8. playinhardd says: Jul 28, 2011 5:38 PM

    Franchise tag?, whatever, They need to start spending money to fill some holes, top free agents are moving quick. Or the thinking could be to give the current players the cap money, just kidding GM.. Come on spend some money!!!¡

  9. mayfieldroadboy says: Jul 28, 2011 5:49 PM

    @brownsfrown, you make me laugh with your “past his prime” line. But I would love to see the Browns get a kicker like the one in NewEngland.

    @borisbulldog
    It is remarkable that Randy Lerner is one of the richest men in the world. His team is so far under the cap that it’s incredulous not to be grabbing the most heralded DEs and LBs available in the NFL. You would think Lerner put the front office on a tight allowance.

    @ragingyinzer
    I don’t think there’s any fear of franchising Dawson. Not all kickers are “Steeler material”.

  10. playinhardd says: Jul 28, 2011 7:37 PM

    Just heard of the possibility of the brownies signing DE Ray Edwards…. Spend that money!!!!!!! Go BROWNS!!!!!!!

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