Rick Stroud of the Tampa Times reports that the Buccaneers have traded S Dashon Goldson to the Redskins for a 2016 pick.
- According to Albert Breer, the Buccaneers are also sending a 2016 seventh-round pick to Washington for a 2016 sixth-round pick.
- Pro Football Talk reports that the Buccaneers will pay the $4 million fully guaranteed in Goldson’s contract.
The fact that the Buccaneers got so little in return for Goldson is likely due to the fact that he has an $8 million salary for the 2015 season.
Has they not found a trade partner in Washington, it was likely that the Buccaneers would have released Goldson and took the cap savings.
Goldson, 30, signed a five-year, $41.25 million contract that included $22 million guaranteed with the Bucs back in March of 2013. He has base salaries of $7.5 million (2015), $7.5 million (2016), and $6.75 million (2017) coming his way over the remainder of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Goldson will free up $8 million in available cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2014, Goldson appeared in 14 games and recorded 81 tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass defense for the Buccaneers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 86 safety out of 87 qualifying players.