Dawson (hip) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The 20-year veteran has been dealing with a hip injury for a few weeks and the issue may have played a role in his missed field goal during Sunday's 45-10 loss to the Chargers. Dawson's spot on the roster will be filled by Zane Gonzalez, who converted two of five field goals in two games with the Browns before being cut loose while tending to an injury of his own. Set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year, the 43-year-old Dawson isn't guaranteed to continue to his career beyond 2018.
Dawson (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports. Dawson will play through a right hip injury that landed him on the injury report heading into the weekend, though coach Steve Wilks relayed his kicker was "fine" Friday.
Dawson (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's road game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. During media availability Friday, coach Steve Wilks told Urban that Dawson is "fine" and "will kick" this weekend. However, Dawson's listing indicates there's a sliver of doubt regarding his ability to play through a right hip injury. The decision on whether he'll suit up will emerge approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 PM ET kickoff. There's no other kicker on the Cardinals' 53-man roster, but Zane Gonzalez is member of the practice squad.
Dawson (hip) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Chargers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The Cardinals' expectation became obvious when fellow kicker Matthew McCrane was released Monday. There isn't much reason to consider Dawson for fantasy lineups in a road game against a likely playoff team. The 43-year-old has attempted just six field goals in nine games this season, consistently deprived of opportunities while attached to a terrible offense.
Dawson (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Dawson missed Sunday's loss to the Raiders due to a hip issue, and still appears to be progressing in his recovery. Though the 43-year-old's Week 12 status seems to be in question, the Cardinals' decision to release fellow kicker Matt McCrane earlier this week indicates that Dawson is expected to suit up against the Chargers.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/20||@New York Giants||30||8.63|
|8||10/27||@New Orleans Saints||1||5.72|
|9||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||23||7.44|
|10||11/10||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.38|
|11||11/17||@San Francisco 49ers||23||7.44|
|13||12/01||Los Angeles Rams||19||7.32|
|17||12/29||@Los Angeles Rams||19||7.32|