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According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers don’t plan on using the franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson for a second straight offseason.  The 49ers do not plan to use the franchise tag, according to two league sources, which means Goldson, a Pro Bowl and All-Pro safety, will get to test his worth on the open market. You’ll recall that “Good Cop” Jim Harbaugh said that Goldson “deserved” a long-term contract. At the combine, “Bad Cop” Trent Baalke said, “You can’t pay everybody, and you certainly can’t pay everybody if you’re overpaying others.” The 28 year-old Goldson recorded 69 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions in 2012.  As good as he’s been over the past couple of years, it doesn’t look like the 49ers can afford to re-sign or tag Goldson. Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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