Browns kicker Dawson active

Updated: November 1, 2009, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson is active Sunday against the Chicago Bears after missing five weeks with a strained left calf.

Dawson, tied for second with Don Cockroft on the Browns' career field goal list with 216, has not played since Sept. 20. He has made all four attempts this year.

Billy Cundiff, who filled in for Dawson, was inactive, and tight end Robert Royal (hamstring, finger) missed his fourth game.

The Bears are not missing any key players, but did shake up their lineup. Besides having defensive tackle Tommie Harris back after coach Lovie Smith held him out last week against Cincinnati, they went with Marcus Harrison over Anthony Adams at nose tackle, and had Hunter Hillenmeyer at middle linebacker, with Nick Roach moving to the strong side. On offense, Josh Beekman started at left guard over Frank Omiyale.


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