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Dashon Goldson | Defensive Back

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Washington
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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. Mar 21 - 10:26 AM

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 11:42:00 AM

The NFL has overturned Bucs FS Dashon Goldson's one-game suspension on appeal.

Similar to the Ed Reed situation last year, Goldson will still be facing a heavy fine ($100,000) for his Week 2 helmet-to-helmet hit on Darren Sproles. But despite a lengthy rap sheet that includes a league-leading 15 personal foul penalties since the start of the 2010 season, he'll be in the lineup Sunday. It's bad news for Tom Brady and the Patriots -- Goldson is both excellent in coverage and a big hitter in the run game.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 10:03:00 AM

NFL suspended Bucs S Dashon Goldson one game for his illegal helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless Darren Sproles in Sunday's Week 2 loss.

Goldson's suspension is the result of "a flagrant and repeat violation of rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area." He was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the Sproles hit. The previous week, Goldson was fined $30,000 for committing a personal foul on Jets TE Jeff Cumberland. Goldson has 15 personal foul penalties since the start of the 2010 season. He's appealing the suspension. As of now, Goldson is set to miss next week's game against the Patriots. Ahmad Black will likely get the start in his place. Goldson will be eligible to return in Week 4 against the Cardinals at home.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 06:12:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL is considering suspending Bucs S Dashon Goldson for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Saints.

Goldson got flagged for unnecessary roughness when he popped Darren Sproles in the head. Last week, Goldson got fined $30,000 for a personal foul he earned for laying into Jets TE Jeff Cumberland. Those are two of the 15 personal fouls the former 49er has accrued since 2010, most in the league. The NFL could suspend Goldson based on his history.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 09:09:00 AM

The Bucs have been impressed with new FS Dashon Goldson's leadership.

"He keeps (our) young corners out there just working and no one asked him to do that, and that's just what veterans need to do," coach Greg Schiano said. "I'm glad he's ours. He cares a lot." Goldson's leadership is surely an added plus, but it's his play the Bucs are looking forward to after finishing dead last in pass defense last season.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 10:41:00 AM

Buccaneers agreed to terms with FS Dashon Goldson on a five-year, $41.25 million contract.

They'll pair him with 2012 first-rounder Mark Barron in what could amount to the NFL's most imposing safety tandem east of Seattle. Goldson, 28, is a big hitter in the run game but perhaps at his finest in coverage, where he'll man "center field" in Tampa as Barron patrols the box. Goldson has 14 interceptions, five forced fumbles, and three sacks over the past four seasons in San Francisco. The Bucs still must upgrade their pass rush and cornerback depth chart, but their defense is trending in the right direction.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 03:03:00 PM

The Bucs have begun contract negotiations with free agent FS Dashon Goldson.

Goldson arrived in Tampa late Tuesday and is visiting on Wednesday. A deal may be imminent. The Bucs are still rich with salary cap space, and needy enough in the secondary that they can't afford to let Goldson get out of town.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 01:32:00 PM

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