Phil Dawson re-signs with 49ers

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Kicker Phil Dawson was one of a dwindling number of NFL players who were active in the 1990s and still playing in 2015.

With Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Matt Hasselbeck calling it a career, that number will be smaller in 2016 but Dawson will remain among the ranks. According to multiple reports, Dawson has signed a one-year contract that will keep him with the 49ers.

That output was enough for Dawson to be voted by the team’s coaches as the winner of the Bill Walsh Award for team MVP last season. That says more about the way the 49ers season unfolded than about Dawson, although the kicker turned in another solid campaign in a career that stretches back to 1999.

Dawson made 24-of-27 field goals and 20-of-21 extra points. Dawson hit all three of his field goal attempts from beyond 50 yards, but ceded kickoff duties to punter Bradley Pinion in an arrangement that will likely continue next season.

2 responses to “Phil Dawson re-signs with 49ers

  1. Trent Baalke sure has been busy during free agency. Resigning our kicker, a practice squad QB and special teams player. Oh give him credit for Ian Williams but aside from that can anyone honestly say that this years squad looks better than last years?

    I know it’s better to build through the draft then free agency but our GM hasn’t demonstrated himself to be adept at assessing talent.

    After they fired Tomsula York and Baalke were caught saying “we’ll do whatever it takes to win”. That has only reinforced the notion that they are con-men hell bent on suckering the Niner Faithful in continuing to fund their personal ATM by telling us what they think we want to hear.

    They only aberration in the Yorks tenure as owners was Harbaugh and they even managed to screw that up.

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