March 6, 2013
Twenty-two combined seasons in Orange and Brown. Four Pro Bowls. Two fan favorites. Both free agents.
Cleveland fans love to hold on to their sports heroes. Josh Cribbs and Phil Dawson have been consistently the best things about Cleveland Browns football since the team returned in 1999.
Josh Cribbs walked on the team as an undrafted free agent after playing QB for Kent State in 2005. His counterpart from the University of Akron Charlie Frye, was a third round pick of the Browns that same year. Frye would start 18 games for the Browns before being traded to Seattle in 2007.
Phil Dawson is another undrafted player that found a home with the Browns after trying to stick with the Raiders and Patriots. Dawson is the only player that has been with the team from the return in 1999.
Both are fan favorites. Whether it was the hard work they put in to become top players at their positions or the way they embraced Cleveland and it's fans, both are loved and would be missed if they weren't wit...