Kicker Phil Dawson signed his one-year tender Monday as the Cleveland Browns' franchise player.

The team wants to get his name on something lengthier.

Tagged for the second straight year by the Browns, the dependable Dawson will return for a 14th season in Cleveland, the only steady facet of the franchise since its expansion rebirth. Dawson will make $3.8 million next season, a raise from the $3.175 million he made last season, arguably the finest of the 37-year-old's NFL career.