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Veteran kicker Phil Dawson remains uncertain about future

Kicker Phil Dawson is 44 years old and is still trying to figure out if he wants to play another year in the league, or hang up the cleats. Dawson played last season with the Arizona Cardinals but injured his hip and ended the season on the injured reserve. His deal with the Cardinals expired in March and they decided to not bring him back for another year.

Training camp is only a few weeks away and according to Dawson there are a few teams that have interest in bringing him but he is still trying to figure out if he wants to play another season.

“I haven’t made any decisions yet,” Dawson said, via CrainsCleveland.com. “Every year, honestly, for the past seven or eight years, I come home in the offseason and assess where I am and where my family is, and then we all sit down and make a decision. We’re in the process of doing that again.”

One of the big things that is playing into the decision is his kids. Dawson has two high school boys and a 13-year-old girl. His oldest son is going into his senior season and is the starting quarterback for his high school team, and his younger son is going into his sophomore season and is a tight end.

If Dawson does decide to hang it up, it will mean there will be more time for Dawson to attend all of his kids football games, and watch his son play quarterback one more time in high school.