The 49ers held their breath on a veteran kicker this year, but have since replaced him with another.
Former Browns kicker Phil Dawson just tweeted that he was joining the 49ers.
I am humbled & thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my career with my new team, the SF 49ers!—
Phil Dawson (@phil_dawson_4) March 19, 2013
The 38-year-old Dawson replaces David Akers, who only barely made it through the season.
Dawson’s coming off the most accurate season of his 14 NFL years, hitting 29-of-31 field goals for the Browns and earning his first Pro Bowl berth.