49ers re-sign kicker Phil Dawson to two-year deal
Phil Dawson will be kicking with the 49ers into his 40's. The 39-year-old kicker signed a two-year deal with the team on Tuesday.
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.
Very excited & grateful for the opportunity to return to my team & be a part of chasing the quest for six! Go niners! #itsgood— Phil Dawson (@phil_dawson_4) March 11, 2014
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 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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