Dashon Goldson Hoping For Long-Term Deal With 49ers

Oct 30, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) celebrates after intercepting a pass from Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (not pictured) during the third quarter at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated Cleveland 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers did not use their franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson (or anyone else), meaning that Goldson is now an unrestricted free agent.

Goldson is reportedly seeking an $8 million per year contract.

Earlier today, he tweeted that he hopes to return to San Francisco with a long-term deal:

Goldson made $7.45 million last season under the franchise tag, but made it clear that he did not want to be forced to play under another one-year deal.

“There’s no security in it,” he said a few days after the Super Bowl. “The franchise tag, it’s cool. It’s not that bad with the money, but everybody wants security. In the job that I do, and the position I play, there’s a lot that comes with the territory. Security is something that you want at my position, for sure. I’ve been in this league now for six years, going on seven. I think I’ve done what I’ve had to do to deserve a second contract, period.”

Goldson definitely does deserve a multi-year contract, considering he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season and was named to the All-Pro team.

He made it clear that he wants to return to the 49ers, but ominously added, “I’m open to all 32 teams.”

Head coach Jim Harbaugh thinks Goldson deserves a long-term deal as well.

“He’s somebody I think you reward,” he said. 

Topics: Dashon Goldson, San Francisco 49ers

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