49ers sign Dawson to replace Akers
March 19, 2013 at 2:15 PM • Comments
Like Akers, Dawson, 38, is a decorated veteran who ranks among the NFL's all-time leaders in field-goal percentage (12th at 84.0). Unlike Akers, though, he had perhaps the best season of his career in 2012: Dawson ranked second in the league in field-goal percentage (93.5) and made 13 of 13 attempts from 40-plus yards. His lone misses in a 29-of-31 season were a 28-yard attempt that was blocked and a 39-yard attempt in Cleveland's regular-season finale.