Phil Dawson was interested in returning to the Browns

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While a Phil Dawson and Cleveland Browns reunion was in the cards, the long-time kicker is headed back to San Francisco for another season.

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Phil Dawson signs one-year deal to remain a 49er

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Long-time kicker for the Cleveland Browns, Phil Dawson, will remain a member of the 49ers after agreeing to a one-year deal.

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Every second contract signed by Browns draft picks since 1999

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Successful NFL franchises are built upon the cyclical nature of the athletes on their team. The team drafts new players to be taken under the wing of veteran players in their prime, and the front office supplements the roster with useful but inexpensive players for depth. The prime veteran players are allowed to leave before

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Could Phil Dawson return to the Browns in 2016?

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Phil on CLE: “It’s a special, special place and I love it”

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WFNY Roundtable: Kerfuffle in Brownstown

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The 2015 Cleveland Browns season has long since been completed even with four games left to play. Last Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals demonstrated the Browns have a far way to climb to even be considered playing NFL football again. A common question this week at WFNY has been if it is more the fault of Pettine

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That New Year Smell: Browns-Jets Preview

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Including familiar faces, previous meetings, and the shared misery of Jets and Browns fans

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WFNY Roundtable: Five favorite Browns players 1999-Present

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There have been more downs than ups over the past 15 seasons. That only makes our favorite players mean that much more.

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Phil Dawson nails 65-yard field goal; Browns fans miss him

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Do you find yourself missing former Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson? Well, bad news… he’s still pretty awesome. Thursday, the San Francisco 49er tweeted a video of himself nailing a field goal from 65 yards out: Deep sigh. The good news, however, is that if you find yourself missing good ol’ Philly D, you’re not

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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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Scott talks Browns, free agency, trust and more – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-07

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The third podcast of the week and finally I gave Scott the chance to break down a few things. The idea was to give Scott the reigns to talk about MIT. I ended up feeling like I talked more than ever on one of these things. I don’t know if I should let you in

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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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