Originally written June 05, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
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The San Francisco 49ers franchise tagged Dashon Goldson earlier this offseason after he made the Pro Bowl for the 1st time in his career last season, assuring him 6.2 million in 2012. Goldson has yet to sign the tender nor has he attended 49ers’ voluntary OTAs. In fact, he reportedly has no “immediate plans” to even come to the Bay Area. Goldson is said to be seeking Eric Weddle type money. Weddle, one of the league’s premier safeties, got 40 million over 5 years last offseason from the San Diego Chargers. According to CSN Bay Area, the 49ers are “probably” unwilling to give Goldson more than 7 million per year. That shows that the two sides are not as far apart as it initially appeared. They may not want to pay him more than 7 million per year, but may budge if Goldson does the same. The two sides could easily meet somewhere in the middle of 35 and 40 million between now and the middle of July, the deadline for Goldson to sign his tender. This is surprising given how the 49ers have...
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