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Top Phil Dawson News

  • Phil Dawson: Announces retirement

    Dawson announced Thursday that he is retiring from the NFL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Dawson, most recently with the Cardinals, hasn't played since November of last year, when he was placed on injured reserve due to a hip injury. Now, after 20 years in the league, the veteran has decided to call it a career.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Sent to IR

    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.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Will play Sunday

    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.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Questionable for Sunday

    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.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Cleared to play

    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.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Limited in practice Wednesday

    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.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Expected to play Week 12

    Dawson (hip) is expected to play during Sunday's game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Dawson missed Sunday's loss to the Raiders due to a lingering hip injury, but appears on track to fully recover in time for Week 12. With Dawson on track to suit up, the Cardinals have released emergency kicker Matt McCrane.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Missing first game since 2009

    Dawson (hip) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Raiders, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Dawson made just one limited appearance in practice this week, which likely precipitated the signing of Matt McCrane on Saturday. The decision was a prescient one, as Dawson was unable to gain clearance from the team's training staff. In three games for the Raiders this season, McCrane connected on five of nine field-goal attempts and all five point-after tries.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Status for Sunday uncertain

    The Cardinals signed kicker Matt McCrane on Saturday, shedding doubt on Dawson's (hip) status for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Dawson has been battling the hip issue since Week 8 and is listed as questionable after being unable to practice this week. The signing of McCrane indicates the Cardinals aren't confident in Dawson's availability for Sunday's game, although the 43-year-old has yet to have any downgrade to his official designation.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Questionable for Sunday

    Dawson (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Oakland, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Dawson has been dealing with the hip injury since Week 8, although he has yet to miss a game as a result. That being said, Dawson was unable to advance beyond limited practice participation this week, making it uncertain if he'll be able to play through the issue Sunday. The Cardinals brought in former practice-squad member Matthew McCrane in for a workout Friday, so he would likely be added to the 53-man roster by Saturday if Arizona is truly worried about Dawson's ability to handle kicking duties this weekend.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Puts in limited practice

    Dawson (hip) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

    The limited work was a positive step for Dawson, who has been nursing the hip issue since Week 8 and was held out of Wednesday's practice session because of it. The injury has yet to force an absence this season, and with the Cardinals having yet to add another kicker to the roster, the current expectation is that Dawson will be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Absent from practice Wednesday

    Dawson missed Wednesday's practice with a right hip injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Since picking up the issue while preparing for Week 8, Dawson has hit all three point-after tries and his sole field-goal attempt (a 31-yarder) across two games. Although he's proved his ability to play with a compromised hip, his production has been lacking (2.9 points per game) in support of the Cardinals' 31st-ranked scoring offense (13.8 points per game).

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  • Cardinals' Phil Dawson: Kicks two extra points in loss

    Dawson converted both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 26-14 loss to the Chiefs.

    Dawson logged another accurate performance, and he has not missed a kick since Week 4. Despite his reliability, the 41-year-old is not receiving the volume necessary to put up fantasy points. Dawson will see a favorable matchup against the Raiders on Sunday and will attempt to bounce back.

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