The Cleveland Browns had a number of options for their franchise tag but have chosen to place it on kicker Phil Dawson. This is the second consecutive year Dawson has received the franchise tag so he will be paid 120 percent of his $3.25 salary last season, which comes out to about $3.8 million.
Dawson has been in the league for 13 years. He converted 24 of 29 field goal attempts last season.
The Browns had a couple of other options for their franchise tag. Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson would've been hit with it had he not agreed to a contract extension. Special agent Peyton Hillis was also a candidate to receive it but the team opted to let him test the market.