ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Buccaneers have reached an agreement with free agent Dashon Goldson on a five-year deal.
Pro Football Talk reports that Goldson will receive a five-year deal worth $41.25 million that includes $22 million in guarantees.
Goldson joins last year’s first-round pick Mark Barron in the backend of the Buccaneers secondary. This could be the best pairing of safeties in the league over the next few seasons.
We had him listed as the No. 6 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
This is a pretty good indication that the two sides could have an agreement could be in place at some point today.
The Buccaneers have already sent the private jet to pick him up and appear to be prepared to get this deal done in order to prevent him from meeting with other teams.
Rick Stroud reports that the Buccaneers are hoping to get a contract completed with free agent FS Dashon Goldson tonight and announce the deal as early as tomorrow.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that there are four teams in play for free agent FS Dashon Goldson.
Schefter lists the 49ers, Eagles, Buccaneers and Lions as interested parties. More importantly, Schefter adds that the Detroit and Tampa Bay are the “considered favorites” to sign him.
Goldson is arguably the best safety in this year’s free agent market, so he stands a good chance of securing a very large contract in the next few days.
Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area writes that the recent addition of WR Anquan Boldin in a trade with Baltimore could be another indication that free agent FS Dashon Goldson will not be back with the 49ers next season.
Boldin comes with a $6 million salary that the 49ers are reportedly willing to keep in tact. Goldson is believed to be seeking as much as $8 million annually, which is really something the 49ers can’t offer given their current cap situation.
Philadelphia has an obvious need at safety and the addition of 49ers former VP of player personnel Tom Gamble further suggests that Goldson should draw strong consideration from the Eagles.
Goldson, 28, will be an unrestricted free agent for the third time in as many years. Last year, he reportedly rejected a five-year deal worth $25 million deal from the 49ers and is believed to be seeking as much as $8 million annually.
There should be a very strong market for him, so that figure is by no means out of the question.