Dawson agrees to terms with 49ers

Dawson agrees to terms with 49ers
March 11, 2014, 11:30 am
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Phil Dawson set the 49ers franchise record with 27 consecutive made field goals in his first season with San Francisco. (USATSI)

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After a record-breaking season veteran kicker Phil Dawson is returning to the 49ers.

Dawson agreed to a new contract with the 49ers just 90 minutes before he was scheduled to hit the free-agent market, he revealed via his verified Twitter account. The deal is a two-year contract, a source told CSNBayArea.com.

"Very excited & grateful for the opportunity to return to my team & be a part of chasing the quest for six!  Go niners! #itsgood," Dawson wrote.

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Dawson, 39, a 15-year NFL veteran, set the 49ers franchise record with 27 consecutive made field goals. He made 32 of 36 attempts during the regular season and was 7-for-7 in the postseason, including a 33-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs.

Dawson holds the NFL record in accuracy (84.5 percent) among all kickers with at least 300 made field goals in his career.

Dawson, who spent his first 14 NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns, last year came to the 49ers on a one-year, $2.35 million contract.

After experiencing the winds of Candlestick Park for one season, Dawson will become the first 49ers kicker to experience Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

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