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Dashon Goldson | Defensive Back

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Washington
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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

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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

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 9.

Goldson was limited in practice all week and won't play despite being listed as questionable on the injury report. Keith Tandy will replace him in the starting lineup, with Kelcie McCray getting snaps in sub-packages.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 06:38:00 PM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson will have an MRI on his knee Monday.

Goldson was able to play through his injury during Sunday's loss to the Falcons, so this MRI appears precautionary. Still, the Bucs play the Thursday game in Week 8. Goldson will be in a race to get his body right.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Bucs FS Dashon Goldson exited Sunday's Week 7 game against the Falcons with a knee injury, but later returned.

Goldson suffered the knee injury in the second quarter and was briefly forced from the game. It doesn't sounds like anything major, but he could be held out in Week 8 with the Bucs playing on Thursday Night Football.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 01:48:00 PM

The NFL announced Monday that Bucs FS Dashon Goldson will not be suspended for his latest helmet-to-helmet hit.

He should get another fine, however. Upon further review, the league did feel Goldson at least attempted to lead with his shoulder on his Week 4 hit of Cardinals WR Jaron Brown. Goldson leads the NFL in personal foul penalties since the start of the 2010 season. Across four games in his first season with Tampa Bay, Goldson has amassed 28 tackles and forced no takeaways.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 01:25:00 PM

A source tells ESPN that the NFL is discussing whether to suspend Bucs S Dashon Goldson for his latest helmet-to-helmet hit.

Goldson escaped suspension ahead of Week 3 on appeal. Now he's in the league's cross-hairs again, this time for a hit on Cardinals WR Jaron Brown. The blow wasn't overly blatant, but Goldson's resume speaks volumes. No one has more personal foul penalties since the start of the 2010 season. The Bucs are on a bye in Week 5 and then host the Eagles in Week 6.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 11:42:00 AM

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