December 4, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) defends during the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Rams 26-0. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Dashon Goldson Signs Franchise Tender

The San Francisco 49ers lone contract holdout, Dashon Goldson, has signed his one-year, $6.2 million franchise tender.  Goldson and the 49ers had been negotiating a long-term contract in the offseason, however, the two sides could not come to an agreement by the July 16 deadline.  In talking about signing his contract, Goldson said, “It ain’t bad money.”

With the 49ers starting training camp today and Goldson signing his franchise tender, means a full-squad will be on the field for the first practice.  Goldson did not attend any offseason workouts but he was keeping in shape by conditioning on his own.

Goldson signing his franchise tender and arriving in time to training camp is a great thing for the 49ers and their defense.  The 49ers start the season against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers and will play against the Lions and Matthew Stafford in week 2.  Goldson and the 49ers secondary will be tested throughout the season as well, having to also go up against Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Eli Manning.

The 49ers are hoping Goldson can repeat his performance from last season which saw him elected to his first Pro Bowl with a career-high six interceptions. If he can, the safety will most likely receive the long-term contract he has been seeking from the 49ers the last two offseasons.



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