Browns CEO Joe Banner says the team will not use the franchise tag.
ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi says the Browns re-signing impending free agent K Phil Dawson is "not happening."
Browns K Phil Dawson has matched his career-best streak with 27 consecutive converted field goals dating to last season.
Browns K Phil Dawson will play out the season under his one-year franchise tag tender of $3.81 million.
According to ESPN Cleveland, the Browns are not expected to reach an extension with franchise player Phil Dawson before Monday's deadline.
Browns franchise player K Phil Dawson has expressed a desire to retire with Cleveland.
Browns signed franchise player K Phil Dawson to a one-year, $3.81 million contract.
Browns assigned the franchise tag to K Phil Dawson.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer expects K Phil Dawson to leave in free agency.
Browns K Phil Dawson (migraines) returned to practice on Friday.
Browns K Phil Dawson missed practice Thursday due to a migraine headache.
Special teams coach Chris Tabor confirmed Phil Dawson's thigh bruise is not a concern.
Browns signed K Phil Dawson to a one-year contract.
Phil Dawson will sign his franchise tender and report to the Browns Friday, a source tells NBC's John Taylor.