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According to Matt Maiocca of csnbayarea.com, the San Francisco 49ers don't know if they are going to franchise safety Dashon Goldson for a second straight year.
Goldson, who badly wants to test the free agent market, may get his chance if the 49ers don’t dump Alex Smith. The 49ers have to either cut Smith or trade him in order to franchise tag Goldson. Smith’s salary puts the 49ers over the cap, but they can’t trade him until March 12th at 4:00pm.
They have until March 4th to tag Goldson; however, they both can’t be on the roster on March 12th.
Either San Francisco will dump Smith getting no value for him, but the ability to tag Goldson. Vice versa, keep Smith and let Goldson walk.
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oday was the day that teams are allowed to place the franchise tag on one of their players if they wish. The one player the 49ers need to decide if they want to place the tag on is Dashon Goldson. Last season the 49ers place the tag on the free agent safety and this season, the decision is not as simple.
Goldson is already on record stating that he would prefer not to be tagged ...
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The CSN Bay Area reports that a league source has informed them that it’s “no certainty” the 49ers will use their franchise tag on FS Dashon Goldson for the second straight year.
Doing so would require an additional 20 percent, which would run them close to $7.5 million. The report adds that the 49ers would have to create some cap space if they were to franchise Goldson...
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