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Phil Dawson will remain with 49ers

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The franchise tag wasn’t a viable option for the 49ers to make sure kicker Phil Dawson remained with the team in 2014 because it would have paid him at the level of a franchised quarterback.

That didn’t eliminate the possibility of bringing him back, however, and Dawson tweeted a short time ago that he has re-signed with the team. Dawson wrote that he’s “excited and grateful” to return to the team on what Matt Maiocco of reports is a two-year deal.

Dawson is coming off a very strong season that saw him set a franchise record by making 27 straight field goals. He was 32-of-36 overall and all seven, including a game-winner in Green Bay, that he tried in the postseason. Dawson has the highest percentage of made field goals of any kicker in NFL history with at least 300 made field goals.

With Dawson joining Jay Feely, Adam Vinatieri and other veterans who have already re-signed with their teams. Steve Hauschka is the top remaining free agent set to hit the market, but a return to Seattle may be in the cards with few teams unsettled at the kicker position right now.

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10 Responses to “Phil Dawson will remain with 49ers”
  1. phillyshouldsignmaclin says: Mar 11, 2014 2:57 PM

    Eagles need a more reliable kicker, so we won’t rule out Steve Hauschka

  2. thepftpoet says: Mar 11, 2014 2:57 PM

    The best kicker in the game resides in Minnesota.

    Blair Walsh for MVP.

  3. nickmiller63 says: Mar 11, 2014 2:59 PM

    Good news.

  4. hatchandstohler says: Mar 11, 2014 3:09 PM

    Excellent news.

  5. andreboy1 says: Mar 11, 2014 3:12 PM

    This guy was clutch at the end of the season

  6. dirtysouthniner says: Mar 11, 2014 3:16 PM

    Now on to the next one

  7. thevikesarebest says: Mar 11, 2014 3:17 PM

    That’s laughable.

  8. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Mar 11, 2014 3:17 PM

    Blair Walsh is probably the MVP of the vikings b/c they NEVER get into the end zone. They have to rely on a guy who can kick a 55 yard FG just so they can lose 41-3. Well done pathetic viking franchise, well done.

  9. meatcarroll says: Mar 11, 2014 3:20 PM

    “Who’s got it better than us?!”
    Your reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks do!

  10. brooklyn40niner says: Mar 11, 2014 3:23 PM

    I’m wondering now if the 9ers & Vontae Davis are closing in on a deal.

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