Donte Whitner is all by himself....for now. Dashon Goldson has agreed to a 4 year, $41.25 million contract, $22 million of it being guaranteed, with The Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The move greatly improves the Bucs secondary and pairs last years first round standout, safety Mark Barron, with the former San Francisco ball hawk.
The 28 year old safety drastically upped his play over the last couple years. The 28 year old safety recorded 346 tackles, 14 interceptions, and five forced fumbles while wearing the red and gold.
Although many of us fans saw this move coming, the sting of actually losing Goldson is beginning to set in. Goldson has used the fire that Franchise tagging can cause, and pushed his NFL talents to another level. No harsh words to be spoken internally; Goldson deserved his paycheck and we were more than likely to be the team that wouldn't be able to provide the much sought for financial security.
Niner nation is never one to stall, especially with Baalke at the helm. Reports are that former Michigan star, Charles Woodson, is slated to meet with the team in the next day or two. Woodson has made it clear that he would only play for a contender. Already familiar with the bay area from his stint in Oakland, Woodson would be a solid stop gap for losing Goldson, and would provide the team with much needed leadership in the secondary. Woodson can still play...adding him to this already tough defense could be the tipping point for realizing a run at a dynasty. As the free agency period begins to slow, how would you rate the 49ers offseason so far?
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