Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 6/14/13
Several reports suggested the Bucs overpaid for safety Dashon Goldson when they signed him at the start of free agency. General manager Mark Dominik and the team would disagree while adding that the All-Pro safety brings many dimensions to the football field. And among those dimensions, his ability to play special teams had to have been a plus for the team. Position players play on special teams all the time. Whether they help out the punt or kickoff units is no big secret. For the Bucs, Goldson appears as though he will also serve as the punt protector. At day 1 of the Bucs mini-camp practices on Tuesday, an interesting sight was Tampa Bay’s $41.25 million man lined up as punt protector for the majority of snaps during punting drills. While it seemed awkward at first, Goldson is no stranger to the position. As a member of the the San Francisco 49ers, he served as their punt protector also. To shed some light on Goldson’s past as a punt protector, 49ers beat writer for the Mercury N...
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