This move has been expected to be coming for some time now but attention will quickly turn to CB Carlos Rogers who is set to become a free agent in the coming days. The team has been reluctant to give into his contract demands and reportedly looking to keep him at “their price.”
Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that 49ers FS Dashon Goldson “expects” to receive the teams franchise tag in the coming and has hired a new agency that’s familiar with negotiating contracts with San Francisco.
There’s really not a much to negotiate when a team decides to use their franchise tag on you but Goldson must be holding out hope that they’ll try to negotiate a long-term deal.
It’s been reported for a number of weeks now that Goldson is the favorite for the tag but they’ll still have to decide on what to do with CB Carlos Rogers who will also be a free agent in a matter of weeks.
The franchise tag for safeties will run the 49ers $6.2 million for the 2012 season. Goldson tallied a career high 6 interceptions but wasn’t exactly the difference maker that seemed according to Pro Football Focus’s 2011 ratings.