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Dashon Goldson is one of the big free agent prizes of this offseason and will likely have no trouble getting the deal he wants when free agency opens up at 4 PM today. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday night that the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the favorites out of a handful of teams that will sign the All-Pro safety. He also mentioned that Philadelphia as well as Goldson’s current team in San Francisco are trying to sign him to a deal.
It’s likely that the 49ers won’t re-sign the all-pro safety due to cap issues. They got even closer to cap after they traded for former ravens WR Anquan Boldin and picked up his $6 Million dollar salary.
Goldson is looking for a deal in the range of around $8 Million a year, which makes it seem like the Niners will be hard pressed to re-sign him. The Buccaneers and the Lions, though, make perfect sense. Both teams were absolutely awful against the pass last year.
The Lions have a talented safety in Louis Delmas, but injury problems have hampered him in the past two seasons. He’s missed 13 games in the past two seasons. Delmas, who is also a free agent, has said that he would prefer to be a Lion again next season, but feels as though the Lions are “cheating on” him.
The Buccaneers need a free safety who can play the deep middle of the field, and Goldson is really the only safety on the market capable of doing that consistently at a high level. The Buccaneers may not want Ronde Barber back as a safety: they see him simply as a nickel cornerback. That leaves the Bucs with a big hole at safety that Goldson would fill if he signs there.
Goldson is still a young player at 28 years old who has played some very good football over the past two years and has a few more years of top-level football ahead of him if he stays healthy. He would be a major help to either team if they sign him. For now, it looks like Detroit and Tampa Bay are the front runners to land the star safety.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
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