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  1. San Francisco 49ers' offseason scorecard

    Bill Williamson

    Free agency and the 2014 NFL draft are in the books and the San Francisco 49ers are essentially out of money. So let's take a look at what has gone on so far: Returning free agents: Receiver Anquan Boldin, kicker Phil Dawson, cornerback Eric Wrigh...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. PK Dawson getting used to great weather

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif -- While San Francisco 49ers place kicker Phil Dawson played the hero on a clear California Sunday, the story of the NFL was being played on snow-covered fields. Several games in Week 14 were played in snowstorms. Dawson paid cl...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  3. Phil Dawson honored as player of week

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers would not have beaten the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday if it were not for Phil Dawson. The NFL recognized it. Wednesday, the 49ers' kicker was named the NFC special teams player of the week. Dawson h...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. Ranking the AFC West kicking specialists

    Bill Williamson

    Our positional rankings series continues with the best group of kickers and punters in the NFL: 1. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland: One of the greatest weapons on the NFL. He's getting better. 2. Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City: Veteran punter was f...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  5. Raiders, Janikowski may pair for long haul

    Bill Williamson

    Sebastian Janikowski and Shane Lechler were a team in Oakland. They kicked together. They golfed together. They hung together. They were known as the best kicker-punter pair in the NFL for years. Now, Janikowski is on his own after Lechler left...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  6. One guy to watch

    Bill Williamson

    One player from each AFC West team to watch in Week 13: Denver Broncos, Matt Prater, kicker: Prater is one of the best kickers in the NFL, but he is in a mini-slump that is worth watching as the season progresses. Denver is heading toward the post...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  7. Denver can thank past for Prater's future

    Bill Williamson

    The Denver Broncos have secured clutch kicker Matt Prater for the next four years. This was the right move. Prater has one of the better legs in the NFL and he is a top weapon. As the Broncos celebrate keeping Prater, who they gave the franchise t...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  8. Ranking the kicking specialists

    Bill Williamson

    We conclude our AFC West positional rankings series with the kicking specialists. Friday, I will wrap up the ranking madness with my top 40 players in the division regardless of position. Now onto the best group of kickers and punters in the NFL. I'm...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  9. Succop, Barnes win weekly awards

    Bill Williamson

    Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop and San Diego pass-rusher Antwan Barnes were honored by the NFL. Succop was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for saving the day against the previously perfect Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Barnes was nam...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  10. Elam welcomes Janikowski to Club 63

    Bill Williamson

    Jason Elam was sitting in his Alaska home Monday night, watching his former team, the Denver Broncos host one of his favorite kickers, Sebastian Janikowski. Elam admits that he thinks the impressive NFL record he has shared with Tom Dempsey for th...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  11. Dream night for Raiders' kicker

    Bill Williamson

    DENVER -- Sebastian Janikowski wasn't overly impressed. It was much prettier in his dream Sunday night. "To be honest, I didn't hit it very well," Oakland's rifle-legged kicker said of his NFL record-tying 63-yard field goal that was the differ...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  12. Sebastian Janikowski makes history

    Bill Williamson

    DENVER -- Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski just tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal at the end of the first half. Oakland leads 16-3. It barely made it but the man they call Seabass is in the record books. He tied Denver's J...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  13. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson thinks Nick Novak is a prime candidate to replace Nate Kaeding as the Chargers' placekicker. Kaeding was lost for the season on Sunday. The team plans to work out kickers Tuesday and then sign one. He has been with San Diego before. Kansas...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  14. Nate Kaeding could benefit from new rule

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers certainly won't be upset by the news that the NFL competition committee will ask teams to vote at next week's owners meeting on a proposal to move the point of the kickoff from the 30-yard line to the 35-yard line. Thus, kicker...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  15. George Blanda was one of a kind

    Bill Williamson

    George Blanda was Brett Favre without the waffling. Blanda, the quintessential old-school NFL player, played until he was a month shy of his 49th birthday as a kicker. He played quarterback well into his 40s. He won games quarterbacking and kickin...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  16. AFC West mailbag

    Bill Williamson

    J from Spokane wants to know if Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop has a chance to win offensive rookie of the honors: Bill Williamson: Succop, the final pick in the in the NFL draft this year, is having an outstanding rookie year. But he really doesn...

    Blog | December 02, 2009