For the 2014 season, San Francisco 49ers safety Craig Dahl had his base salary reduced by the team. Dahl will be paid $825,000 for the upcoming season, instead of his original salary of $1.35 million.
Last offseason, Dahl signed a three-year deal with the Niners. He competed for a starting job at safety with Eric Reid in training camp, but lost to the rookie. After Reid left two games last season because of a concussion, Dahl stepped up and did a good job filling in. Should unrestricted free agent Donte Whitner sign elsewhere when free agency opens, Dahl will have another chance to win a starting job at safety at training camp in July.
Even though Dahl was a backup safety, he excelled on special teams. He was third on the roster with seven special teams tackles. His most memorable play last season on special teams was his first career blocked punt against the Seahawks in Week 2.