Found July 13, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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According to Jason La Canfora of, if safety Tyvon Branch and the Raiders are able to agree on a new contract soon, it would help the 49ers and Dashon Goldson get something worked out before Monday’s deadline, since they’d then have a nice template to go by.

Goldson had a break out year in 2011 and will have to prove this season that it wasn’t a fluke.


Dashon Goldson could still hold out from training camp

Getty Images San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson still hasn’t signed his franchise tender.  He’ll have until Monday at 4pm est to get a long-term deal worked out. If a deal can’t be completed by the deadline, Goldson will be forced to play the 2012 season under the tag. According to Matt Maiocco of, no one knows at this point if Goldson plans on holding...

Report: 49ers, Dashon Goldson not making any progress

Getty Images According to Matt Maiocco of, the San Francisco 49ers and safety Dashon Goldson still haven’t made any progress towards getting a new contract done. It looks like there’s a good chance that Monday’s deadline will pass without Goldson getting a long-term extension.  He’ll then be forced to play the 2012 season under the franchise tag.

49ers, Dashon Goldson have not made progress

On the same day that one Bay Area franchise safety signed long term (Tyvon Branch of the Raiders), it is reported that another one, Dashon Goldson, and the San Francisco 49ers have not made any progress, this according to CSN Bay Area. There are no shortage of deals being signed by safeties in the past calendar year for the two sides to use as reference as Michael Huff, Michael Griffin...

Franchise deadline looming for Goldson

Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson has until Monday to work out a long-term deal with the 49ers or be forced to sign a one-year tender offer to play for the team this season. The latter appears most likely to happen in a year when individuals designated as franchise players by their teams don’t seem to be making much progress in getting the security of those long-term deals.

Raiders, Tyvon Branch reportedly close to a new contract

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, the Oakland Raiders and safety Tyvon Branch are close to agreeing on a long-term extension. Last week both the Raiders and Branch’s reps made some major progress, per La Canfora’s source’s. La Canfora indicated that it’s not a matter of if a deal gets done, but when.

Patriots, Wes Welker have a chance to get a deal done

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, there’s a 50/50 chance that the New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker will agree on a new contract, per a source. La Canfora indicated that there’s still a large gap between both sides when it comes to agreeing on how much guaranteed money the Patriots are willing to give up. They’ll now have the next...

Report: Bears, Matt Forte have made “considerable progress”

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, the Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte have made “considerable progress” towards agreeing on a long-term extension, per league sources. The Bears and Forte’s reps are still trying to work out how much he would make on average over the first three years of the deal. So in the end, it looks like there’s a good...

Wes Welker “50/50” to sign new deal with Patriots before deadline

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, who has been the go to source on all things franchise player related this week, puts the odds for Wes Welker signing a long term deal with the Patriots at “50/50″. The Patriots and Welker are apart both financially (by the amount of 6 million guaranteed) and “philosophically,” which would appear to be an insurmountable difference with so...

Ray Rice will likely go into the season without a new deal

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, something major would have to happen between the Baltimore Ravens and Ray Rice over the weekend in order to get a long-term deal done by Monday afternoon. It doesn’t look good at this point. The Ravens and Rice will likely have to wait until the regular season is over before they can start negotiating again. Don’t...

Report: Chiefs, Dwayne Bowe have gotten “nowhere” regarding a new deal

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, the Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe have “gone nowhere” when it comes to getting a long-term extension worked out. Right now it looks like Bowe will play out the 2012 season under the franchise tag, then possibly hit the free agent market.

Talks between Chiefs, Dwayne Bowe have “gone nowhere”

According to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, talks between Dwayne Bowe and the Chiefs have “gone nowhere.” With just 2 days left before Monday’s 4 PM ET deadline for franchise players to sign long term deals, it looks highly unlikely that anything will get done between Bowe and the Chiefs. This offseason has been very light on news regarding Bowe and the Chiefs and for good...

Bears, Forte making "considerable progress"

According to Jason La Canfora of, the Chicago Bears and franchise running back Matt Forte are inching closer toward an agreement on a long-term deal.

Raiders sign Tyvon Branch to four-year deal

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, the Oakland Raiders and safety Tyvon Branch have agreed to a new four-year contract.  The deal is reportedly worth $26.6 million with $17.1 million guaranteed. Branch is one of the most talented up and coming safeties in the NFL and the Raiders had to find a way to lock him up to a long-term deal.
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