Dawson lets Cleveland know admiration is still mutual

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Many Browns fans found at least a tiny bit of joy in their hearts last night when Phil Dawson hit a game-winning field goal to help the 49ers beat Green Bay in Lambeau field yesterday. Well, thanks to the modern world of social media, we can verify that Dawson still appreciates the fans in his

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NFL News: Cleveland Browns name captains for season, week 1

Three Cleveland Browns players were voted as team captains for the season, as voted by their teammates and announced by head coach Rob Chudzinski yesterday at his post-practice media session. A fourth captain will be named each week, like last season. The three permanent captains will be: OT Joe Thomas (offense), LB D’Qwell Jackson (defense)

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Scott Raab on the Tribe, superstition and no-hitters, and getting excited about the Browns – WFNY Podcast – 2013-07-22

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Scott Raab is talking this Monday morning about the Tribe mostly. The weekend series against the Twins, Matt Underwood, Superstition, Jason Kipnis, Lonnie Chisenhall and getting excited about the Browns. Jinxes and whether or not we believe them Matt Underwood and why Indians fans hate him so much Superstition on the field and how it

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Craig and Rick talk Browns – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-22

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Craig and Rick of Waiting For Next Year discussed the Cleveland Browns’ off-season so far. Rob Chudzinski and his talk with Mike Florio Phil Dawson and the Browns communication about his departure Jordan Cameron and the Browns’ tight end situation The Cleveland Browns’ signing of former Chicago Bears tight end Kellen Davis D’Qwell Jackson and

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What the Browns should have said about Phil Dawson

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As I sometimes like to do, I like to help the Browns communicate with the fans. Sometimes I get chided for caring so much about what the Browns say because all that really matters to a lot of you is “what they do.” Usually that means all they have to do is win more football

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NFL News: Browns give tryout to “Kickalicious,” Håvard Rugland

Tucked inside an updated version of Mary Kay Cabot’s column regarding Phil Dawson (as discussed here on Thursday), is a line item regarding the Cleveland Browns trying out a kicker named Håvard Rugland. Rugland, 28, is a Norwegian known to many as “Kickalicious,” a trick-kick — the football equal of the basketball trick shot —

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Gag order still in place regarding Phil Dawson negotiations

Former Browns placekicker Phil Dawson, in lockstep with the team’s front office, will not comment on any negiations that may or may not have been had during the Pro Bowler’s recent stint as a free agent. Dawson held a conference call on Thursday afternoon just days after signing a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the

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NCAA tourney primer with Kirk and TD – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-20

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The connection was a bit bad for a few moments as we all tried to figure out who was talking next, but it all got smoothed out pretty quickly. Kirk and TD are two of the more passionate NCAA hoops fans on the site and they wanted to lay out some storylines for the tourney.

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Tough decisions loom for Browns on fan favorites

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Twenty-two combined seasons in Orange and Brown. Four Pro Bowls. Two fan favorites. Both free agents. Cleveland fans love to hold on to their sports heroes. Josh Cribbs and Phil Dawson have been consistently the best things about Cleveland Browns football since the team returned in 1999. Josh Cribbs walked on the team as an

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NFL News: Browns unlikely to meet Josh Cribbs’ asking price

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise for anyone as free agency kicks off soon. But we finally got one of our most severe indications than one of the best post-expansion Browns might soon be leaving Cleveland. NFL.com reported earlier Saturday afternoon that the Browns are unlikely to meet the asking price of

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Joe Banner and the assumed departure of Phil Dawson

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Last week, I did some homework to try and do an article about Joe Banner and if he had to learn a hard lesson about kickers after saying goodbye to David Akers. I assumed that I would look up Akers and his Philly replacement and see a trail of tears that would let me argue that

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NFL Rumor: Browns not planning on re-signing Phil Dawson

Buried in a flurry of question-and-answer tweets on Monday evening, Cleveland Browns beat writer Tony Grossi stated that the team does not plan on re-signing veteran Pro Bowl place kicker Phil Dawson. “@puckhogg1 when will the browns make the call on re-signing phil? // Not happening. — Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) February 5, 2013 Dawson, 38,

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Joe Thomas and Phil Dawson named to AP All-Pro Second Team

For the first time since 2009, the Browns have had two players voted to the Associated Press All-Pro Team. Kicker Phil Dawson joins tackle Joe Thomas as the Browns representatives on the 2012 AP All-Pro Team. Joe Thomas was selected to his fifth straight All-Pro team (just two votes shy of his fourth consecutive First Team selection)

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Browns-Steelers Week 17 Open Thread

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  Thaddeus Lewis makes start number one. No Weeden, no McCoy, no Richardson, no Brown, etc. Phil’s a Pro Bowler! Shurmur and Heckert’s last dance. There’s no shortage of questions, and the Browns head into Heinz Field looking to give Pittsburgh a losing season and finish 6-10. Get your commenting and Steeler hatred on below!

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NFL News: Joe Thomas and Phil Dawson named to the 2013 Pro Bowl

Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson and offensive tackle Joe Thomas have been named to the 2013 AFC Pro Bowl squad, the league announced today. In addition, Joshua Cribbs was selected as a first alternative as both a kick return specialist and as a special teamer, D’Qwell Jackson was named a first alternate at inside linebacker

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Cleveland Browns Game 14: Winners and Losers

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Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. There won’t be many winners from this week unfortunately for Browns players and fans alike. Let’s get to it…. LOSER: Cleveland. Despite flashes of possible good things to come, the city’s flagship sports team

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Redskins vs. Browns – Open Thread

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The Browns have a chance to extend the win streak to four. This could be the last home game for Josh Cribbs as a member of the Browns. RG3 sits for former Michigan State QB and rookie Kirk Cousins. This could be hopeful Browns Pro Bowl Kicker Phil Dawson’s last home game as a member

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Reggie Hodges wrote an open letter to Cleveland for Phil Dawson

Some days I wonder if we wasted all of our voting power on Peyton Hillis. After that disastrous result, maybe asking for a fan vote – even a totally worthwhile one – is just too much to ask. Even still, Browns punter Reggie Hodges is going to give it his best effort to try to

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Cleveland Browns Game 13: Winners and Losers

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Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers. Three wins in a row. A team growing in confidence. There are no losers today. Ok, almost no losers. WINNER: Travis Benjamin. Which might just make Josh Cribbs the defaut loser. Not simply because

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