DaShon Goldson’s not going to get a better deal until the end of the season, so he’s going to take the one he was already offered.
The 49ers safety signed his one-year franchise tender today, according to CSNBayArea.com, after he was unable to get a long-term deal with the team finished earlier this month.
Goldson will make a guaranteed $6.212 million this year. Veterans reported to 49ers camp today, and will open practice Friday.
He’s started all but two games the last three seasons, and earned his first Pro Bowl berth last year after picking off six passes.
Now all he has to do is hope for a repeat, and continued health, so he can try for long-term security again next year. But the 49ers own past shows the risk inherent in that position. Former franchise-tagged defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin has bounced from New Orleans to San Diego after playing 2010 under the tender, never getting the kind of security all tagged players want.