San Franciso 49ers Sign Safety Dashon Goldson To One-Year Franchise Tender
Dashon Goldson the San Francisco 49ers safety agreed to a one-year franchise tender today. He is coming off a career season in 2011 and made the Pro-Bowl for the first time in his career while recording 56 tackles, six interceptions, 10 passes defended, forced one fumble and recovered a fumble in 14 games and returned to his 2009 form in which he made a name for himself recording 77 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
He regressed in 2010 to the point where it became a question mark of whether he would be worth keeping around. In 16 games he struggled making tackles and in coverage which is why he only recorded one interception, defended five passes and dropped from 77 tackles to 59 tackles.
With the signing he will be able to take part in training camp and it means the starting secondary that recorded 18 interceptions will remain the same as last season with Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown as the cornerbacks and Goldson and Donte Whitner as the safeties.
Started his college career at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College before transferring to the University of Washington. He played safety in his first two seasons before being moved to cornerback and in 2007 49ers selected him in the fourth round. At Washington he recorded 194 tackles including seven tackles for loss, four interceptions with one interception returned for a touchdown, forced a fumble and recovered four fumbles and as a senior he earned an honorable mention for the All-Pac-10 team.
If Goldson has another outstanding season a long term contract extension is certainly in order.
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