49ers sign veteran kicker Dawson, replace Akers

Updated: March 19, 2013, 9:39 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- When new 49ers kicker Phil Dawson explained to his children he might no longer have uniform No. 4, one of his sons quickly suggested he go with 8. Dawson explained that, too, might be tough -- considering it belonged to Hall of Famer Steve Young.

Dawson hopes to have even a little bit of that kind of impact on the San Francisco franchise.

The Super Bowl runner-up 49ers found their man to replace David Akers, signing the veteran Browns free agent to a one-year contract ...

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