The Browns have decided to make sure kicker Phil Dawson returns for a 13th season in Cleveland.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Browns designated Dawson their franchise player Tuesday.
Dawson and the team struggled to come to terms on a long-term deal last offseason, leading Dawson to miss some voluntary workouts. The franchise number for kickers is expected to be somewhere between $3-3.5 million.
That’s a 300% pay raise, which should keep Dawson happy.