Florio recently passed along news that 49ers unsigned franchise player Dashon Goldson is seeking “Eric Weddle money” in long-term contract talks with San Francisco.
Weddle signed a five-year, $40 million deal with San Diego just after last year’s lockout ended. Math majors know Weddle is making $8 million annually. Per CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco, the 49ers are “probably not” willing to go beyond $7 million a year on Goldson’s contract.
Goldson is guaranteed $6.212 million via his franchise tender. If the sides can’t close the gap before July 16, Goldson will have to play out the season on his one-year tag.
49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell isn’t worried about Goldson’s absence from OTAs.
“This happens all over football,” said Donatell. “Nobody has a complete group. We have as complete as anybody. Anytime a guy can’t play, we look for the advantage to train another guy to give you a Plan B and C and so forth.
“But [Goldson’s] history is, when he’s ready to go, he’s ready to go and he plays well.”