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49ers re-sign kicker Phil Dawson to two-year deal

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Phil Dawson took to Twitter to announce he's staying in San Francisco. (USATSI)
Phil Dawson took to Twitter to announce he's staying in San Francisco. (USATSI)

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Phil Dawson doesn't just do last second field goals, apparently he also does last second contracts. The 49ers kicker was set to become a free agent at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, however, that won't happen. With just over 90 minutes until the beginning of free agency, Dawson tweeted that he's staying with the 49ers.

Although the financial terms of the deal haven't been announced, the length of Dawson's new contract is two years, according to CSNBayArea.com.

Dawson hit 32 of 36 field goals in his first year with the 49ers last season and ranked sixth in the NFL with 140 points. Dawson's 2013 seasons includes a streak from Week 5 to Week 16 where he connected on a franchise-record 27 straight field goals.

The former Browns kicker is the 13th most accurate kicker in NFL history (84.6 percent) and is one of only 20 kickers in league history to have converted at least 330 field-goal attempts.

The 39-year-old kicker also did something in 2013 that he had never done before: play on a team that won a playoff game. In 14 seasons with the Browns, Dawson made the postseason once (2002) and didn't win a game. With the 49ers, Dawson won two postseason games, including a 23-20 wild-card win over the Packers where he kicked a game-winning 33-yard field goal.

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