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Dashon Goldson | Defensive Back | #38

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
College: Washington
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (126) / SF

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Falcons declared S Dashon Goldson, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, RB Terron Ward, LB Josh Keyes, RG Wes Schweitzer, and TE D.J. Tialavea inactive for Saturday's Divisional Round game against Seattle.
There are no surprises. Austin Hooper (knee) is active after missing the last three games. Sat, Jan 14, 2017 03:09:00 PM

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Falcons signed S Dashon Goldson.

Goldson spent the first six weeks of this season with the Falcons after failing to draw any interest in free agency. He worked out for the team on Monday. Goldson will provide depth after Atlanta placed Kemal Ishmael on injured reserve last week.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:23:00 AM

Falcons released S Dashon Goldson.

Goldson played just five defensive snaps. DE Cliff Matthews takes his spot.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 12:22:00 PM

Falcons signed SS Dashon Goldson, formerly of the Redskins, to a one-year contract.

Goldson must have looked good at Saturday's workout because it took the Falcons less than 24 hours to sign him. It's a smart deal for Atlanta with rookie Keanu Neal slated to miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing a knee scope. Despite his All-Pro pedigree, the 31-year-old Goldson will likely begin the year backing up Kemal Ishmael at strong safety.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 09:04:00 AM

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff confirmed the team is attempting to sign free agent SS Dashon Goldson.

Goldson worked out for the Falcons Saturday. With Keanu Neal likely out for the start of the season, Atlanta needs some help in the secondary. This deal will almost certainly get done.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 01:14:00 PM

The Falcons are working out free agent SS Dashon Goldson.

The visit will take place on Saturday. Goldson, 32, is the new Brandon Meriweather as the street free agent teams call when they get truly desperate at safety. The Falcons lost rookie SS Keanu Neal to a knee injury Thursday night.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:29:00 PM

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.
Wed, May 18, 2016 12:52:00 PM

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.
Thu, May 12, 2016 02:42:00 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.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 12:52:00 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
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 09:20:00 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.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 01:48:00 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.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 11:26:00 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
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 11:43:00 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.
Sat, Jan 23, 2016 01:12:00 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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
DE1Vic Beasley
2Takk McKinley
3Brooks Reed
4Terrell McClain
5JT Jones
DT1Grady Jarrett
2Jack Crawford
3Garrison Smith
4Deadrin Senat
5Terrell McClain
MLB1Deion Jones
WLB1De'Vondre Campbell
2Foyesade Oluokun
SLB1Duke Riley
2Kemal Ishmael
CB1Desmond Trufant
2Robert Alford
3Brian Poole
4Isaiah Oliver
5Blidi Wreh-Wilson
FS1Ricardo Allen
2Damontae Kazee
3Marcelis Branch
4Tyson Graham
SS1Keanu Neal
P1Matt Bosher