NFL Free Agency: Making the Call on San Francisco 49ers 2016 Free Agents
By Peter Panacy
July 24, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson (9) stretches during training camp at the SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Kicker Phil Dawson (UFA)
2015 Cap Hit: $4,134,000
40-year-old veteran kicker Phil Dawson continues to be an ageless wonder for the 49ers and is enjoying a 87 percent field-goal percentage in 2015 — nearly three points higher than his 17-year career average.
But Dawson is also making more than $4 million this season for his services.
At some point, the 49ers will have to get younger and cheaper at this position like they did when former San Francisco punter Andy Lee was replaced by Bradley Pinion at the start of the season. Pinion has already taken over the kickoff duties from Dawson.
Look for the 49ers to make a move, either via the draft or in free agency, to replace Dawson this offseason.
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