Browns sign free-agent kicker

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent kicker Shaun Suisham.

With veteran Phil Dawson skipping the team's voluntary workouts in an apparent contract dispute, the Browns signed Suisham, who spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. Suisham made 20-of-24 field goals last season.

He was cut by the Redskins after missing a 23-yard attempt in a game the Redskins lost to the New Orleans Saints in overtime. He also missed from 39 and 50 yards in a 7-6 loss to Dallas, which later signed him.

Dawson, the second-leading scorer in Cleveland history, has been seeking a new contract from the Browns for a few years. He also sat out last season's OTAs.

The Browns also waived free-agent rookie kicker Leigh Tiffin.