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Dashon Goldson | Defensive Back

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Washington
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Dashon Goldson said he wasn't as aggressive last season after receiving six flags for unnecessary roughness in 2013.
Goldson, who has paid $252,500 in fines since 2012, didn't play with the same edge last season and it showed in his poor performance. He received PFF's second-worst safety grade out of 87 qualifiers. "They tried to take me out of the game a little bit," Goldson admitted. He didn't look the same after suffering a toe injury in Week 4. After a disappointing two-year stay in Tampa, the 30-year-old is hoping for a fresh start in Washington. Jul 15 - 10:34 AM

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Redskins acquired FS Dashon Goldson and a 2016 seventh-round pick from the Bucs in exchange for a 2016 sixth-round pick.

It's amazing the Bucs were able to get anything for Goldson, even if it is just a late-rounder. Goldson has been a massive bust since inking a five-year, $41.25 million contract that included $22 million guaranteed prior to the 2013 season. The Redskins were so desperate for safety help that they're taking on Goldson's $8 million cap hit. He'll be the favorite to start next to new SS Jeron Johnson.
Apr 3 - 9:48 AM

The Redskins would likely have interest in S Dashon Goldson if he is released by the Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay is trying to trade Goldson, but they will almost certainly fail. Goldson carries an unwieldy contract, and there is little reason to trade for a player that will likely be released anyway. The fit makes sense. Washington needs a safety, and Redskins GM Scot McCloughan was with San Francisco when the team drafted Goldson in the fourth round of the 2007 draft.
Mar 14 - 1:56 PM

The Bucs are trying to trade S Dashon Goldson.

Good luck with that. Trading Goldson will be next to impossible given his enormous contract. Tampa Bay signed Goldson's replacement at free safety, Chris Conte, on Thursday. Goldson's play has deteriorated rapidly since joining the Bucs in 2013. Either way, he won't play another down for Tampa Bay.
Mar 12 - 11:14 AM

Bucs will release S Dashon Goldson.

They've found a replacement in Chris Conte. Cutting Goldson saves $4 million, but also leaves behind $4 million in dead money. Signed to a five-year, $41.25 million contract in March 2013, Goldson was an abject failure both of his seasons in Tampa, performing as one of the league's worst safeties. That, coupled with his advancing age (31 in September), made him a no-brainer release for a team that's performed comically poorly in free agency in recent years. Despite his rough play the past two seasons, there should be no shortage of teams willing to take a flier on a player who was a first-team All-Pro in 2012.
Mar 11 - 7:37 PM

The Bucs are expected to release S Dashon Goldson this offseason.

The Bucs signed Goldson to a $41.25M contract that included $22M guaranteed in March of 2013. He was PFF's No. 81 safety among 86 qualifiers in 2013 and No. 86 among 87 qualifiers in 2014. Dumping the 31-year-old (in September) Goldson will save the Bucs half of his $8M 2015 cap number.
Jan 26 - 9:20 AM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson (shin) is active for Week 16 against the Packers.

Goldson was limited in practice this week, but will play despite being listed as questionable. The Bucs inactives are WR Robert Herron, RB Mike James, WR Solomon Patton, CB Isaiah Frey, OT Anthony Collins, DL Lawrence Sidbury, and TE/FB Evan Rodriguez.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson (ankle) has resumed practicing.

Goldson has been sidelined since Week 4, but is on track to return for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson was forced from Tampa's Week 4 game against the Steelers with an ankle injury, and will not return.

Goldson went down in the first quarter, but wasn't officially ruled out until after halftime. Major Wright is now in the game at free safety. Goldson should be considered week to week.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 03:11:00 PM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson (foot) is targeting a return to the field for training camp.

Goldson underwent foot surgery in February and will sit out OTAs and minicamp. "I think training camp will be a good timetable," Goldson said. "Right now I’m just relying on our training staff to get me back right." The Bucs need both Goldson and SS Mark Barron to take their game to another level in 2014.
Tue, May 20, 2014 02:47:00 PM

A source tells NFL Network that Bucs FS Dashon Goldson underwent offseason ankle surgery.

A first-team All-Pro in 2012 with the Niners, Goldson disappointed badly in his first year of a $41.25 million contract with the Bucs. Now he won't be participating in spring workouts as new coach Lovie Smith installs his defensive scheme. The Bucs are "hoping" Goldson is back for the beginning of training camp.
Wed, May 7, 2014 11:26:00 AM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson has hired a tackling coach.

"Every time I hit somebody I’m getting a fine," Goldson said. "I realized I have to figure something out." Goldson was fined nearly a half-million dollars last season and faced a one-game suspension for illegal hits before it was overturned. He also missed 15 tackles, which was tenth-most among 85 qualifying safeties at Pro Football Focus. Goldson is entering year two of a five-year, $41.25 million deal.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson's one-game suspension has been upheld.

Goldson will miss Sunday's game against the Lions. Goldson got out of his last suspension, but was never going to be able to dodge this one. The league is tired of his illegal hits. Eligible to return in Week 13 against the Panthers, Goldson has not been playing at a high level this season.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 04:33:00 PM

NFL suspended Bucs FS Dashon Goldson one game for violating the league's policy on player safety.

Goldson laid a dubious hit on Atlanta's Roddy White Sunday. Goldson is (again) appealing the ban, but won't win this time. The league has finally had enough of his illegal hits. Goldon's 2013 has been mostly sound and fury, as his play has stunk. He's the No. 76 safety in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Nevertheless, it's a loss for a Bucs team tasked with slowing down Calvin Johnson in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson (knee) was a full participant in Saturday's practice.

Goldson put together two straight full practices on Friday and Saturday and is officially listed as probable. He's missed the last two games with a knee injury, but has been cleared to play for Week 10 against the Dolphins.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 02:37:00 PM

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