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Dashon Goldson | Defensive Back | #38

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Washington
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (126) / SF
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Free agent S Dashon Goldson reached out to the Rams and Raiders.
Entering his age-32 season, Goldson said he reached out to the teams because he wants to finish his career on the West Coast. The Rams badly need safety help after losing FS Rodney McLeod in free agency and following SS T.J. McDonald's recent DUI arrest. L.A. has also been linked to Donte Whitner. May 18 - 12:52 PM

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Free agent S Dashon Goldson is visiting the Rams on Thursday.

The visit comes two days after SS T.J. McDonald was arrested for drunk driving. Released in early March, Goldson has made only one known visit, the Cowboys in the first week of free agency. Going on 32, Goldson was extremely ineffective last season. He'd just be a depth/insurance signing for L.A.
May 12 - 2:42 PM

Free agent S Dashon Goldson is visiting the Cowboys.

One of the worst safeties in the league last season, Goldson was cut prior to the start of free agency by the Redskins. Washington is reportedly interested in bringing him back at a cheaper price, but the Cowboys could use some help in the secondary as well. He should be a reserve wherever he lands.
Mar 15 - 12:52 PM

ESPN's John Keim reports the Redskins "might bring back" free agent SS Dashon Goldson.

He was released Monday. One of the worst safeties in the league last season, Washington was never going to pay Goldson the $8 million he was owed, but they may be willing to bring him back on a cut-rate deal. Even if he re-signs, the Redskins need a better starting option next to converted CB DeAngelo Hall.
Source: ESPN
Mar 12 - 9:20 AM

Redskins released SS Dashon Goldson.

Goldson signed a "five-year, $41.25 million" deal in 2013, and struggled for the duration of it. Goldson's already shaky play cratered in 2015, while the Redskins received arguably the league's worst safety play across the board. Releasing Goldson and freeing up $8 million in cap space is a no-brainer move for the Redskins, who should make upgrading the back end of their secondary a priority. Goldson turns 32 in September. At best, he should find himself in a camp competition wherever he ends up.
Mar 7 - 1:48 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic believes Redskins SS Dashon Goldson will be brought back on a renegotiated deal.

One of the worst safeties in the league last season, Goldson is owed $8 million in salary and bonuses. He will likely have to accept a straight pay cut to return. The Redskins should be looking for a higher-quality starter either way.
Feb 11 - 11:26 AM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim believes Washington wants SS Dashon Goldson back if they can lower his cap number.

Goldson was one of the worst safeties in the league last season and is owed $8 million in salary and bonuses. The Redskins can save all of that against the cap by releasing him. Goldson theoretically brings veteran leadership to the secondary, but Washington desperately needs to upgrade the back-end of their defense. Goldson should not be starting Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Feb 6 - 11:43 AM

Redskins SS Dashon Goldson is a potential cap cut.

One of the worst safeties in the league last season, Goldson is set to make $8 million in salary and bonuses next season. Washington can save all of that money against the cap by cutting Goldson. The 31-year-old has some leadership value, but there is almost no way he is brought back at that salary.
Jan 23 - 1:12 PM

Redskins SS Dashon Goldson is day to day with a broken rib.

Goldson has missed only a handful of snaps all season. He should be good to go for Saturday's game against the Eagles, but has been amongst the league's worst safeties in 2015.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 03:04:00 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 10:34:00 AM

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.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 09:48:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 01:56:00 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.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:14:00 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.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 07:37:00 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.
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 09:20:00 AM

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