Dashon Goldson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Redskins Release S Dashon Goldson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tarik El-Bashir reports that the Redskins have released veteran S Dashon Goldson on Monday. This is the fourth roster cut the Redskins have made just today after they parted ways with QB Robert Griffin III, DT Jason Hatcher, and S Jeron Johnson. Goldson, 31, was in the the fourth year of his..." March 07

  • Reports of Dashon Goldson's demise seem to have been exaggerated

    Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were expected to cut Dashon Goldson after they signed Chris Conte. JoeBucsFan reported that the Bucs planned to say goodbye to their overpaid starting safety, saving $4 million in the process. But as of today, Goldson is still on the roster, set to compete for the starting..." March 16

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    With the signing if Bears S Chris Conte, #Bucs will attempt to trade S Dashon Goldson. But with his $8-mil salary, that could be tough.

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    The #Bucs are preparing to release S Dashon Goldson once they complete a deal for S Chris Conte.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Situation to watch now in Tampa: S Dashon Goldson is no lock to return, even with $4m of his $7.5m guaranteed. Cut, trade both possible.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bucs star safety Dashon Goldson had offseason ankle surgery, source says. It knocks him out of all spring work. Hope is he’s back for camp

  • Bucs safety Dashon Goldson hires tackling coach after nearly $500K in fines last season

    Yahoo! Sports "The first world is where hard-hitting safeties were once feared, adorned, respected, and welcomed in the NFL. A world created and cultivated by Ken Houston, Jack Tatum, Ronnie Lott, Steve Atwater, Brian Dawkins, Leroy Butler and John Lynch. When those superstars delivered punishing hits to..." March 20

  • Dashon Goldson fined $60K for hit on Stedman Bailey

    CBS Sports "Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has been fined $60,000 by the NFL for his fourth-quarter helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday on Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey. Goldson, who signed with Tampa Bay in the offseason, has now been fined a whopping $190,000 this season ($100,000 of which came after a..." December 28

  • NFL suspends Dashon Goldson for one game again

    NFL.com "We learned earlier on Monday that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden would be suspended by the NFL for his head butt of Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker. When the league sent out the press release to announce the move, it contained a surprise. Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon..." November 19

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Dashon Goldson suspension is upheld, out this week

  • Buccaneers safety Goldson out against Seahawks

    Bucs Nation "Safety Dashon Goldson did not travel with the team to Seattle, according to Buccaneers.com editor Scott Smith. Goldson suffered a knee injury against the Atlanta Falcons and was forced to miss last week's game due to this injury as well. This means the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without their..." November 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    MRI Monday for Tampa: Bucs RB Doug Martin will have MRI on shoulder S Dashon Goldson will have MRI on knee. Tough for Martin to play Thurs.

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    The NFL will not suspend S Dashon Goldson for his hit on a defenseless receiver Sunday the Times confirmed.

  • Brady on Goldson: 'One of my favorite players'

    WEEI Boston "Dashon Goldson may have earned the reputation as one of the nastiest and hard-hitting safeties in the NFL. Goldson had his one-game suspension rescinded on Wednesday for his hit on Darren Sproles meaning he can play Sunday against the Patriots. He was fined $100000 for the hit which came one..." September 19

  • Decision on Dashon Goldson appeal expected Wednesday

    CBS Sports "New Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson was suspended for a game after his head-hunting ways crossed the line for the second week in a row. Goldson as is his prerogative appealed the suspension. And according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora the NFL will announce its decision on..." September 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    NFL overturned one-game suspension of Bucs S Dashon Goldson who now will play allowed to play Sunday vs. New England.

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    The NFL has fined Dashon Goldson $100K for his hit on Darren Sproles but he's eligible to play Sunday v. @Patriots a source told @FOXSports

  • Bucs' Goldson has suspension overturned, will play Sunday

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs safety Dashon Goldson will play Sunday against the Patriots after his one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday's loss to the Saints was overturned in an appeal a team official confirmed to the Times' Rick Stroud on Wednesday morning. Instead of a suspension Goldson faces a..." September 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    NFL is considering suspending Bucs S Dashon Goldson for Sunday's helmet-to-helmet hit as well as his hit history.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The NFL has suspended #Bucs S Dashon Goldson for one game for his hit on Darren Sproles. Helmet-to-helmet on a defenseless player.

  • Bucs' Dashon Goldson banned 1 game for hit vs. Saints

    NFL.com "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' rough start to the season just got even worse. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that safety Dashon Goldson was suspended one game by the NFL for his hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles on Sunday. It was a helmet-to-helmet hit on a..." September 16

  • NFL mulls suspension for Bucs S Dashon Goldson

    Tampa Bay Times "For the second straight week Dashon Goldson was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit. And for the second straight week the Bucs Pro Bowl safety says he doesn't intend to change anything about the way he plays the game. Now the NFL may decide to keep Goldson from playing. The league is..." September 16

  • Bucs Dashon Goldson fined $30K

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $30000 by the NFL the league office announced Friday. Goldson was reprimanded for "unnecessarily striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area" during the second quarter of last Sunday's 18-17 loss to the New York Jets. Goldson was..." September 13

  • Goldson gives Bucs another willing mentor

    Tampa Tribune "The Buccaneers secondary is as old as it is young, as seasoned as it is raw. For every veteran Pro Bowler such as cornerback Darrelle Revis there is a kid who's still learning the ropes such as cornerback Leonard Johnson. Veteran safety Dashon Goldson is trying to bridge the gap. On Tuesday,..." June 09

  • Buccaneers make Goldson top target

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reaching for the stars in free agency again this year, and once again they are doing so in style. Two-time Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson agreed Tuesday to visit the Bucs before contacting any other team, and the Bucs responded by sending a private jet to California..." March 13

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    Adam Schefter @

    Former 49ers S Dashon Goldson agreed to terms on a five-year deal with Tampa Bay. Really. We're sure.

  • Detroit Lions a 'favorite' to land San Francisco safety Dashon Goldson

    Michigan Live "The free agent most commonly linked to the Detroit Lions has been running back Reggie Bush, but as we speculated Monday morning, the price tag associated with the safety position could allow to the Lions to pursue one of the top names on the market in that critical area of need. According to a..." March 12

  • Could Reed replace Goldson?

    CSN Bay Area "Pending free-agent safety Ed Reed, an 11-year veteran of the Baltimore Ravens, recently hired agent David Dunn. The significance of the move for the 49ers is that Dunn has represented 49ers general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh. So with the 49ers in the market for a safety free..." March 12

  • Goldson still hoping 'something works out' with 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "49ers safety Dashon Goldson was a guest on SiriusXM NFL Radio Tuesday, and discussed the 49ers’ decision to not place the franchise tag on him and his desire to stay with the team. “I’m thankful I didn’t get tagged but hopefully it still means a future for me being in San Francisco still for..." March 06

  • 49ers’ Goldson free agent, hopes to stay

    San Francisco Chronicle "Dashon Goldson officially can put up that sign: He soon will be open for business. The All-Pro safety will hit the open market when free agency begins next Tuesday after he wasn’t designated the 49ers‘ franchise player by the NFL’s 1 p.m. deadline Monday. Goldson, who received the $6.2..." March 05

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    Adam Schefter @

    Don't expect him back in San Francisco. Goldson's going to be gone.

  • Packers' safety position in limbo

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For the NFL safety, this is a perfect storm. LeRoy Butler sees the forces colliding. Tight ends are bigger, more athletic than ever. Dynamic playmakers - think Darren Sproles, Randall Cobb, Percy Harvin - are being schemed in cutting-edge ways. And at the NFL scouting combine, the volume of..." March 04

  • 49ers 'leaning' toward not using franchise tag

    Niners Nation "Matt Maiocco is reporting that multiple league sources have told CSN Bay Area that the 49ers are leaning toward NOT placing their franchise tag on free safety Dashon Goldson. The 49ers have until March 4 to decide whether or not to place the tag on Goldson for the second straight season. Maiocco..." February 24

  • Sources: 49ers leaning toward not tagging Goldson

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers are leaning toward not placing the franchise tag on two-time Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson, multiple league sources told CSNBayArea.com. Each NFL team has until March 4 to tag a prospective free agent as a "franchise player." Goldson was restricted under that tag last season. This..." February 24

  • San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says Dashon Goldson should be rewarded

    San Jose Mercury News "After Dashon Goldson said Tuesday he is determined to avoid another franchise tag, his case for a multiyear contract got a boost from coach Jim Harbaugh, who called the 49ers free safety "somebody that I think you reward." Harbaugh was less definitive about the status of backup quarterback Alex..." February 06

  • 49ers’ Goldson seeks long-term contract

    San Francisco Chronicle "After delivering two straight Pro Bowl seasons, Dashon Goldson would like the 49ers to provide something in return: security. San Francisco’s safety made it clear Tuesday that he has no interest in receiving the one-year, franchise-tag designation for the second straight season. Goldson, 28,..." February 06