49ers S Dashon Goldson signs franchise tag

About 10 days ago, we learned that 49ers safety Dashon Goldson, given the franchise tag in the offseason, would not be receiving the long term deal he wanted. Now, just before training camp starts, the team has announced that Goldson has signed his tender.

Coming off a season in which he made his first Pro Bowl team with six interceptions, second-best among all safeties in the league, to go with 80 tackles, he’ll make $6.2 million this season on his one-year tag.

But he hasn’t had any luck in trying to secure a long-term deal.

He was convinced by his former agent Drew Rosenhaus to turn down a five-year, $25 million offer by San Francisco before the 2011 season, because Rosenhaus said he could get Goldson the kind of money Eric Weddle makes (five years, $40 million). Alas, that didn’t happen, and Goldson had to settle for a one-year, $2 million to play last season (Rosenhaus, it should be noted, is no longer in the picture).

It’s nice, I’m sure, for Goldson that he’s making more than three times as much this season as he did in 2011. But it’s probably still far from the paycheck he eventually wants to draw.

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