After losing the Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers are regrouping by attempting to sign up their youthful talent, yet for Saftey Dashon Goldson in particular he feels that it is unlikely it will occur, writes Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com Eye on Football.
"It's been about 11 months since the 49ers used the franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson, who played the 2012 season on a one-year deal worth $6.2 million. Now that he's set to hit free agency, one of the league's best young players is looking for something more stable than another one-year offer that comes with being franchised again."
The 49ers and Goldson have been negotiating a new deal in some form or another going on three years now. Following the 2010 season, Goldson, on the advice of agent Drew Rosenhaus, turned down a five-year, $25 million offer from San Francisco, CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco wrote last February.
"...Sources say Rosenhaus assured Goldson that he could get him the kind of contract the San Diego Chargers awarded safety Eric Weddle: five years, $40 million," Maiocco wrote at the time.
"After a couple weeks of free agency, Rosenhaus sent an email to every NFL team to inform them that Goldson's demands had lowered and he would sign a one-year deal for 'approximately $3 million.' Three days later, Goldson returned to the 49ers on a one-year, $2 million contract."
Now after playing back-to-back seasons on one-year deals, Goldson, 28, wants long-term security that comes with a multi-year contract. Whether the 49ers think he's worth it is another matter.
The safety, along with several other players, was scheduled to meet with general manager Trent Baalke this week.
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