It’s possible that the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers will let starting free safety Dashon Goldson walk this offseason. Goldson reportedly does not wish to be franchise tagged like he was in 2011, and would stay in San Francisco for a long-term deal only. As of now, the 49ers find themselves about $2 million under the cap, but will have to address other players whose salaries are set to increase next season.
This-- and you knew it was coming-- opens up the possibility of Goldson hitting the open market. The Redskins are in the market for secondary help, as they had tremendous issues at safety last season, which is putting it in the friendliest way possible. For example, the safety position alone accounted for 35 missed tackles, and 17 of them were from Madieu Williams alone. That’s Tanard Jackson territory.
Goldson is a big hitter, but not a sure tackler, so he wouldn’t really eliminate this problem. But he could help in pretty much every other area of the game. He’s a bit of a gambler and has a penchant for coming up with the football, although he didn’t match his great turnover numbers from 2011, where he picked-off six passes. What he did match, was forcing a fumble and defensed 10 throws that came toward him, according to Pro Football Reference.
Dashon Goldson: Potential Redskins Target?
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