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Goldson wants long-term security, knows he may not get it

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With all the talk about whether Drew Brees will get a long-term deal from the Saints, it’s easy to forget that 13 other franchise players have yet to get long-term deals, either.

And not every franchise player is as upset as Brees seems to be about the lack of a multi-year deal.

I’m hoping something long-term will happen,” 49ers safety Dashon Goldson told Randy Cross and Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday night, via Marvez’s double-dipping article at FOXSports.com.  “I’m not taking anything personally.  I look at it as a business move on [San Francisco’s] part. That’s just the business.

“If I have to play for the tag, I’ll play for the tag.  But any guy would love long-term security.”

Unlike Brees, Goldson has seen another franchise player who plays his position get that security, when the Titans gave safety Michael Griffin a five-year, $35 million contract.

“I’m sure it helps,” Goldson said of the Griffin contract.  “Mike Griffin is a great player.  He’s a good friend of mine.  I’m excited for him.  He does a lot for that team and is well deserving of what he got.”

By not giving a franchise player a long-term deal with significant guaranteed money, the team keeps the injury risk on the player.

“All these one-year/one-year [contracts] is not what any player would want,” Goldson said. “We know what we put our bodies through and what we do for our teams.  But it’s all good.  There’s no love lost or anything like that.  I just hope something will get done.  If not, I’ll still be a 49er.”

But for how long?  Without a long-term deal this year, it will cost the 49ers $7.44 million to keep him in 2013, a 20-percent raise over his $6.2 million deal in 2012.  Come 2014, the Niners would have to give Goldson the quarterback franchise tender to keep him around.

Griffin got his money after showing up for the offseason program without a contract, which the CBA permits.  Goldson opted to stay away from 49ers workouts.  Though it’s unclear whether his absence has made the 49ers less inclined to give Goldson the security wants, it apparently hasn’t made it more likely.

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15 Responses to “Goldson wants long-term security, knows he may not get it”
  1. staffordsyear says: Jul 11, 2012 7:06 AM

    Dear september:

    please hurry.

  2. rg3enoughsaid says: Jul 11, 2012 7:14 AM

    The skins will take you next year, especially after they see that our safties this year are some dookie…. still glad Landry is gone…hey JETS, have fun watching him celebrate a tackle in the 4th quarter when you’re losing by 17… if hes actually on the field

  3. 49erstim says: Jul 11, 2012 7:22 AM

    With safeties flying like a missle toward the ball carrier it is easy to see why a little guarantee would go a long way.

  4. brooklynniner19 says: Jul 11, 2012 7:35 AM

    Just off of his comments about his desire for a long term deal he should get a contract! He’s not b*tch*ng and ranting about a deal. He wants to be a 49er he proved he has skills last year and he is still young. Give the man his money! Seewhy its hard for players to be loyal to their team, they get treat like dog crap!

    Lets go 9ers!!

  5. golfnutt67 says: Jul 11, 2012 7:55 AM

    He had a 5 yr/25mil offer ( I belive ) on the table last year that he turned down. Im sure they would give him that too. Sounds like he should have taken it…I hope he does, but if not thats on him not the Niners.Sign it DG you, and the team will be better for it.

  6. hitstick49er says: Jul 11, 2012 8:09 AM

    We want you Goldson but we have so much money tied up in defense and other Players already (especially with bowman needing a new deal). You got the right mentality and we love having you in red and gold. The way you deliver the blows is a real tone setter and makes Ronnie Lott proud I’m sure.

  7. mvpolamalu says: Jul 11, 2012 8:34 AM

    At first i saw the title and thought it said “gholston wants long term security” i was like hahaha no

  8. mattsffrd says: Jul 11, 2012 9:22 AM

    The 49ers set a value on a player, offer the player that contract, and they don’t budge. If he’s waiting for them to cave he’s going to be waiting for a while.

  9. junior559 says: Jul 11, 2012 11:11 AM

    just sign the one year and be smart and if you want the long term deal go prove to the team your a franchise player and deserves a long deal and earn it

  10. cali49er707 says: Jul 11, 2012 11:22 AM

    he’s a west coast guy & was drafted by the 9ERS, he’s been their through the bad & now has seen things turn for the better, the offer was made & by all accounts is still there, he had the opportunity for security with a long term deal but, drew rosenhaus scoffed at the offer, now with a new agent & him openly wanting to stay, the 9ERS will pay him the value they deem him to be worth & will not go higher, im sure they know what they got in him as a player better then any other organization, if somebody wants to break the bank for him then so be it but, it wont be the 9ERS!!

    i will say he is one of the best free safety’s in the league & doesn’t get the notice he deserves!!

  11. jr4949 says: Jul 11, 2012 11:53 AM

    Why would they have to give him the QB tender next season? I thought they tagged him last year, but then removed the tag after he didn’t sign. then they signed him just before the season for less. (I read tag last year for him was 6.4 mil, but he signed for 6.2 mil)

    Technically he was a free agent last year, so this year’s tag is only his first.

  12. jr4949 says: Jul 11, 2012 12:05 PM

    actually, i want to say he only played for 1 or 2 mil last season, but i can’t find any info on his signing last year. He was a free agent tho

  13. sixjak says: Jul 11, 2012 12:34 PM

    I like Goldson but I’d be a little cautious about giving him a huge payday here. Need to see one more year of awesome but that’s just me.

  14. bubba9er says: Jul 11, 2012 2:10 PM

    The Safety pass coverage was the ONLY weak point ot the defense last year. He had some picks last year, but some of those were on deflections, etc., not from him jumping a slant for a pick-6. The defense was burned deep too many times for the Weddle money he is looking for.

  15. millionz4184 says: Jul 11, 2012 6:19 PM

    Why would they have to give him the QB tender next season? I thought they tagged him last year, but then removed the tag after he didn’t sign. then they signed him just before the season for less. (I read tag last year for him was 6.4 mil, but he signed for 6.2 mil)

    Technically he was a free agent last year, so this year’s tag is only his first.
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    He was a restricted Free Agent last season…Now he is a free agent. We put the tag on him this year. If we put the tag on him next year too, then he will make 7.4 million. Then in his final year of franchise tags, we have to pay him QB tag price which could equal up to $20 mil for the season. I would honestly go that route, than long term, but that is just me. $33 million in 3 years is pretty good. We will have then taken his best years from him, and when he goes to another team, he has a better understanding of the position, but he has lost some steps and strength. He’d be a solid back up. LOL!!! Just kidding. Sign him long-term 6yrs. $36m 12 guaranteed.

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