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Kicker Douglass waived

By Marla Ridenour Published: July 31, 2009

Rookie kicker Parker Douglass was waived to make room for newly signed second-round pick Brian Robiskie, which could mean that kicker Phil Dawson elected to report to training camp with the veterans Friday.

But Browns coach Eric Mangini could also have put Douglass, a South Dakota State product, on stand-by until a roster spot comes open. The Browns could also be checking out available free agents. Ex-Browns and Ravens kicker Matt Stover is among those available.

Dawson, 34, approached the Browns last season to renegotiate his contract that will pay him $1 million the next two years. Dawson skipped both voluntary minicamps, but attended the mandatory session in June.

The agents for Dawson and receiver/special teamer Joshua Cribbs, who also seeks to renegotiate, did not respond to e-mails. Cribbs has indicated that he planned to report.

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