Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 11: Craig Dahl #43 of the St. Louis Rams takes the field prior to playing against the Minnesota Vikings at the Edward Jones Dome on October 11, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The San Francisco 49ers have signed safety Craig Dahl to a three-year contract, finding a replacement in the secondary after Dashon Goldson received a five-year deal from Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Dahl spent the past four seasons with the St. Louis Rams and had 78 tackles and an interception in 2012. San Francisco's front office hosted a handful of defensive backs for meetings this week, including veteran free agent Charles Woodson and Louis Delmas, who wound up in Detroit. Goldson spent the past two seasons on one-year contracts for the 49ers and sought a long-term deal. He signed a $41.25 million, five-year contract with Tampa Bay - even after 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said re-signing Goldson was a top priority. San Francisco lost 34-31 in the Super Bowl to Baltimore.
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