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49ers expected to franchise Dashon Goldson

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The franchise tags are flying and it looks like one will land on 49ers safety Dashon Goldson.

Adam Schefter of ESPN and Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee are both reporting that Goldson will be tagged by the 49ers on Friday. If the 49ers keep the tag on Goldson instead of signing him to a long-term deal, he will receive around $6.2 million for the 2012 season. The 49ers were interested in signing Goldson to a long-term deal last year, but he passed on a five-year, $25 million contract and wound up signing a one-year deal with the team.

Goldson is coming off a very strong season for the Niners. He had 67 tackles and six interceptions in the regular season and added another pick in San Francisco’s playoff win against the Saints.

With Ahmad Brooks signed and Goldson tagged, the 49ers can move on to their other free agents. Quarterback Alex Smith is at the front of that list with cornerback Carlos Rogers not too far behind. Both of their positions carry a larger salary for franchise tags, something that might have impacted the 49ers’ approach to dealing with so many moving parts.

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18 Responses to “49ers expected to franchise Dashon Goldson”
  1. explosionsauce says: Mar 2, 2012 11:01 AM

    Alex Smith isn’t going anywhere. Rogers probably won’t get the open market deal he wants and will stay put in a good situation.

  2. seahawksfan25 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:01 AM

    I’m shocked still act hearing Alex Smith A priority sign..but he played well last year. So he deserves it. Hope he continues to do well

  3. tharoostah says: Mar 2, 2012 11:07 AM

    This is Schefter confirmed ladies and gentlemen he also confirmed an hour ago that Ray Rice (from Rutgers, Running for the Ravens in an illiterate masterpiece) will be franchised today. I thought that would be the biggest news unless Forte gets a tag today or Schefter breaks some Peyton news.

  4. rickthefactor says: Mar 2, 2012 11:11 AM

    Goldson aka “The Ball-Hawk” is a monster

  5. cletusvandam says: Mar 2, 2012 11:20 AM

    Let Smith walk, sign Matt Moore

  6. brtdud7 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:21 AM

    “Ray Rice (from Rutgers, Running for the Ravens in an illiterate masterpiece) ”

    It’s ALLITERATE, not ILLITERATE. Illiterate means someone unable to read or write (ie. you)

  7. dukemarc says: Mar 2, 2012 11:23 AM

    Didn’t Goldson also cost them two INTs in the NFC Championship Game by hitting his own player?

  8. cali49er707 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:32 AM

    old news…… its been rumored & reported for weeks in the bay area i guess the stage coach finally reached the east coast to deliver our mail from out here on the west coast i forgot if its west of the mississippi its just not important = east coast bias

  9. sj39 says: Mar 2, 2012 11:36 AM

    Are you sure Alex Smith is at the top of the list?

  10. tharoostah says: Mar 2, 2012 11:50 AM

    “Ray Rice (from Rutgers, Running for the Ravens in an illiterate masterpiece) ”

    It’s ALLITERATE, not ILLITERATE. Illiterate means someone unable to read or write (ie. you)

    Good catch but “alliterative” would be the proper use here, Schefter can confirm.

  11. aracelyjimenez says: Mar 2, 2012 11:53 AM

    Good for him.

  12. 6ball says: Mar 2, 2012 12:35 PM

    @btcdud7 and @tharoostah

    Why mess with the instant classic, ” Ray Rice: the illiterate masterpiece ”
    which will be the subject of a special prime time edition of “Outside the Lines”, tonight at 8.


  13. shig79 says: Mar 2, 2012 12:50 PM


  14. young2rice says: Mar 2, 2012 1:01 PM

    dukemarc- You can’t blame a guy for making a play on the ball. If he walked away with a pick on either of those plays everyone would be praising him for his instincts. It was not a matter of Goldson screwing up on his assignment, but rather a matter of unlucky circumstances.

  15. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 2, 2012 2:14 PM

    Hope my Raiders snatch Alex Smith away. We need a West Coast Offense QB.

    Carson is a tremendous talent, but the west coast offense is his kryptonite. He has history in that offense. Bad history.

  16. waxthat says: Mar 2, 2012 2:35 PM


    I hope you werent one of those “sell the house for Carson” fans. No offense but I don’t think Alex would go to the Raiders. Even for more coin.

  17. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 2, 2012 2:45 PM

    Nah, I wanted the Bengals other QB- Bruce Gradkowski. Should have never got rid of him. He was a proven winner with us.

  18. kghannigan says: Mar 2, 2012 3:27 PM

    Alex Smith is a curse only we (SF) are willing to endure. This will be his 7th season in the NFL but realistically he’s going to be a 2nd/3rd year (max) type QB because he’s still learning. Granted it’s not his fault – He had crap for coaching the previous years. Hopefully he continues to get better and our offensive abilities improve.

    But congrats Goldson on the news that you were tagged!

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